Judge rules for House Republicans in ObamaCare lawsuit

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  1. Revmitchell

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    A federal judge ruled Thursday for House Republicans in a challenge brought against the Obama administration over the legality of payments to insurers under ObamaCare.

    U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled the spending unconstitutional -- while putting the decision on hold pending appeal.

    The ruling Thursday marks a win for House Republicans who brought the politically charged legal challenge, and a legal setback for the administration.

    “Today’s ruling by the DC federal court is an important step toward restoring the separation of powers and stopping President Obama’s power grab. The Constitution is very clear: it is Congress’ job to write our laws and it is the President’s duty to enforce them,” House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., said in a statement.

    At issue was a $175 million program authorizing payments to insurers that Republicans claimed were not appropriated by Congress. On the question of whether the money could be distributed anyway under another program, Collyer wrote in her opinion: “It cannot.”

    “None of the Secretaries’ extra-textual arguments – whether based on economics, 'unintended' results, or legislative history – is persuasive,” she wrote. “The Court will enter judgment in favor of the House of Representatives and enjoin the use of unappropriated monies to fund reimbursements due to insurers” under that section.

    Collyer said the law is "clear," and money was not allocated for that program.

    http://www.foxnews.com/politics/201...r-house-republicans-in-obamacare-lawsuit.html
     
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    I hope this is a move in the right direction!
     

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