Summary of Amendments Submitted to the Rules Committee for H. Res. 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 US

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July 29, 2014 12:43 PM

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Hastings, Alcee (FL)


Ensures that this lawsuit does not seek to prevent implementation of the Affordable Care Act’s provisions relating to: (1) young adult coverage; (2) benefits for women; (3) protections for pre-existing conditions; (4) small business tax credits; or (5) prescription discounts for seniors that close the “donut hole” in Medicare. Ensures that this lawsuit does not target people in the military, veterans, or civil servants. Strikes the language allowing the suit to be about “any other provision of law” related to the Affordable Care Act.

McGovern (MA)


Requires disclosure of all contracts with lawyers and consultants 10 days before they are approved; requires disclosure of where the taxpayer money paying for the lawsuit is coming from, and which programs and offices’ budgets are being reduced to pay for it; and requires that the House’s lawyers explain to Members of the House the likelihood of success in this lawsuit, and how they think they will overcome the legal obstacles presented by Supreme Court precedent.

Polis (CO), Cárdenas , Tony (CA)


Requires the Speaker to bring H.R. 15, the House's bipartisan comprehensive immigration bill, to the floor.

Slaughter (NY)


Requires the House’s General Counsel to disclose how much has been spent on the lawsuit every week; requires the Speaker to pay for this lawsuit using money from the budget of the Benghazi Select Committee; requires contracts to prohibit the hiring of any law firm or consultants who lobby Congress on any subject, who lobby the Executive Branch on Affordable Care Act implementation, or who have any financial interest in the implementation of the Affordable Care Act.