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On the Hill: House GOP to Sue President, Energy and Commerce Holds Health Care Hearings, Markups

Speaker of the House John Boehner (R-OH) announced that House Republicans will file a lawsuit challenging President Obama’s actions to delay the employer mandate provision in the Affordable Care Act by changing legislation without congressional approval. The House plans to vote on a resolution authorizing the suit later in July.

This week the House Energy and Commerce Committee marked up seven bills predominately on health care topics,including research and education on muscular dystrophy and reauthorization of the Wakefield Act supporting emergency medical services for kids.

The committee is also holding  hearings on the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General report on application inconsistencies in the federally facilitated health insurance marketplace and on the potential anthrax exposure of more than 80 workers at a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) lab in Atlanta.


About the Author

Walsh is a former senior manager of legislative affairs for America's Essential Hospitals.

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