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Boehner to sue Obama in executive authority dispute
“I am,” Boehner told reporters, when asked if he was going to initiate a lawsuit. “The Constitution makes it clear that a president’s job is to faithfully execute the laws. In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the laws.”
Boehner added: “Congress has its job to do and so does the president. And when there’s conflicts like this between the legislative branch and the administrative branch, it’s in my view our responsibility to stand up for this institution in which we serve.”
Boehner can use his authority as speaker to convene the Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, a five-member legal panel appointed by GOP and Democratic House leaders, but weighted towards the majority. BLAG has authority to direct the U.S. House Office of General Counsel, to participate in litigation and represent the U.S. House itself.
The House is expected to vote to move forward with a lawsuit next month.
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