HRES.676 - Providing For Authority To Initiate Litigation For Actions By The President Or Other Executive Branch Officials Inconsistent With Their Duties Under The Constitution Of The United States.

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7/30/2014--Passed House amended. Authorizes the Speaker of the House of Representatives to initiate or intervene in one or more civil actions, on behalf of the House, in a federal court of competent jurisdiction to seek any appropriate relief regarding the failure of the President, the head of any department or agency, or any other executive branch officer or employee, to act in a manner consistent with that official's duties under the U.S. Constitution and federal laws with respect to implementation of requirements of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA), certain PPACA-related requirements in the Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010, including any amendment made by them, or any other related provision of law, including a failure to implement it. Requires the Speaker to notify the House of a decision to initiate or intervene in any such civil action. Requires the Office of the General Counsel of the House, at the direction of the Speaker, to represent the House in the civil action initiated, or in which the House intervenes. Authorizes the Office to employ the services of outside counsel and other experts for this purpose. Requires: (1) the chair of the Committee on House Administration to cause to be printed in the Congressional Record a statement setting forth the aggregate amounts expended by the Office on the outside counsel and other experts on a quarterly basis, and (2) the statement to be submitted for printing within 30 days after the expiration of each quarter.

On Agreeing To The Resolution Agreed To By The Yeas And Nays: 225 - 201 (roll No. 468).
July 30th 2014 @ 6:29 PM

The Previous Question Was Ordered Pursuant To The Rule.
July 30th 2014 @ 6:01 PM

Debate - The House Proceeded With One Hour Of Debate On H. Res. 676.
July 30th 2014 @ 4:45 PM

The Resolution Provides For Consideration Of Both H. Res. 676 And H.r. 935 In The House. Both Measures Are Debatable For One Hour.
July 30th 2014 @ 4:45 PM

Considered Under The Provisions Of Rule H. Res. 694.
July 30th 2014 @ 4:45 PM

Rules Committee Resolution H. Res. 694 Reported To House. The Resolution Provides For Consideration Of Both H. Res. 676 And H.r. 935 In The House. Both Measures Are Debatable For One Hour.
July 29th 2014 @ 5:58 PM

Placed On The House Calendar, Calendar No. 129.
July 28th 2014 @ 4:43 PM

Committee On House Administration Discharged.
July 28th 2014 @ 4:43 PM

Reported (amended) By The Committee On Rules. H. Rept. 113-561, Part I.
July 28th 2014 @ 4:43 PM

Referred To House House Administration
July 22nd 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To House Rules
July 22nd 2014 @ 12:00 AM

Referred To The Committee On Rules, And In Addition To The Committee On House Administration, For A Period To Be Subsequently Determined By The Speaker, In Each Case For Consideration Of Such Provisions As Fall Within The Jurisdiction Of The Committee Concerned.
July 22nd 2014 @ 12:00 AM

H.Res.676, from sponsor Rep. Pete Sessions (R-TX), is a bill to give authority for the House of Representatives to sue President Obama.

 

Allison Glatfelter, Senior Analyst
Saturday August 2nd 2014

H.Res.676 is a resolution to give the House Speaker, Rep. John Boehner (R-OH), the authority to bring a civil lawsuit against President Obama for his use of presidential powers.  

Allison Glatfelter, Senior Analyst
Saturday August 2nd 2014
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