House Republicans filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration on Friday, claiming that the president has abused his executive authority over the Affordable Care Act.
The suit was filed against the secretaries of the Health and Human Services and Treasury Departments. It accuses the Obama administration of "unlawfully postponing a requirement that larger employers offer health coverage to their full-time employees or pay penalties," The New York Times reports. The Obama administration originally deferred the requirement until 2015 and then delayed it until 2016 for employers with 50 to 99 employees.
The lawsuit also challenges Obama's awarding $175 billion to insurance companies under the ACA, saying it is unlawful.
"Time after time, the president has chosen to ignore the will of the American people and rewrite federal law on his own without a vote of Congress," House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) said in a statement. "If this president can get away with making his own laws, future presidents will have the ability to as well. The House has an obligation to stand up for the Constitution, and that is exactly why we are pursuing this course of action."