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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 United States. [OJ MARKUP]

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    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.
           —Comparative Print Showing the Charnges from the Committee Discussion Draft in the Resolution as Introduction  PDF

Rule Information

The Committee ordered H. Res. 676 favorably reported to the House, as amended, by a record vote of 7-4 on Thursday, July 24, 2014.  

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Nugent (FL)RepublicanAmends section 3 of the resolution providing that the chair of the Committee on House Administration submit a quarterly report detailing expenses.Adopted by voice vote
2Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratRequires the Houses's General Counsel to disclose how much has been spent on the lawsuit every week.Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 158)
3Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratProhibits the hiring of any law firms or consultants who lobby Congress. Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 159)
4Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratProhibits the hiring of any law firm or consultants who lobby on Affordable Care Act implementation or who have any financial stake in implementation of the Affordable Care Act, because it would be a conflict of interest. Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 160)
5Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratRequires the Speaker to pay for this lawsuit using money from the budget of the Benghazi Select Committee.Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 161)
6Version 1Hastings (FL)DemocratRequires that the House’s lawyers explain to BLAG the likelihood of success in this lawsuit, and how they think they will overcome the legal obstacles presented by Supreme Court precedent that says these sorts of cases can’t even be considered. Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 162)
7Version 1Hastings (FL)DemocratEnsures that a 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.Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 163)
8Version 1McGovern (MA)DemocratRequires disclosure of all contracts with lawyers and consultants 10 days before they are approvedFailed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 164)
9Version 1McGovern (MA)DemocratEnsures that this lawsuit does not target people in the military, veterans, or civil servantsFailed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 165)
10Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratRequires 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.Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 166)
11Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratRequires the House to bring up, debate, and vote on bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform.Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 167)
12Version 1Slaughter (NY)DemocratStrikes language in the bill.Failed by record vote of 4-7 (Vote No. 168)