House Speaker John Boehner said the chamber will sue President Barack Obama’s administration over what he called a pattern of ignoring parts of federal laws the president doesn’t like.
“The president is not faithfully executing the laws of our country,” Boehner told reporters. “On behalf of the institution, and our Constitution, standing up and fighting for this is in the best long-term interest of the Congress.”
He said Obama takes unilateral action in areas such as immigration. Republicans also have objected to administration waivers on laws including health care and education.
The administration in late 2013 exempted from penalties people whose health-care plans were canceled because they didn’t meet Obamacare rules to carry medical insurance.
The administration has also eased rules on deportations, hasn’t aggressively enforced some laws against marijuana possession and gave states waivers from education achievement penalties if they adopted changes that met with the Education Department’s approval.
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