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Lawsuit against Obama to focus on Obamacare

U.S. Speaker of the House John Boehner.
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House Speaker John Boehner announced Thursday the Republican-led lawsuit against President Barack Obama will focus on the implementation of the Affordable Care Act and the White House decision to delay the employer mandate.

"In 2013, the president changed the health care law without a vote of Congress, effectively creating his own law by literally waiving the employer mandate and the penalties for failing to comply with it. That's not the way our system of government was designed to work," Boehner said in a statement.

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The House Rules Committee will hold a hearing next week to discuss the legislation that would authorize a lawsuit against the president.

Obama has dismissed the suit as a political stunt, saying he has taken action only because Republicans in Congress have been unwilling to negotiate.

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