House committee approves resolution allowing lawsuit to proceed against President Obama

In a 7-4 vote, the House Rules Committee has approved a resolution that gives the House GOP authorization to proceed with its lawsuit against President Barack Obama, according to a report from The Hill.

The lawsuit is narrowly focused on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act and the president's decision to defer the PPACA's requirement that employers provide health insurance starting in 2014. The lawsuit will focus on the president's alleged abuse of authority.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) is the force behind the lawsuit, and he said the purpose of filing a complaint against the president is to protect the Constitution. However, some critics see the lawsuit as a political stunt.

For the case to proceed, it must now be approved by the House. If approved, a federal judge would then have to decide if the House has standing to pursue the lawsuit.

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