Reaction To District Court’s Ruling In House v. Burwell

Washington, DC – On news today that U.S. District Judge Rosemary Collyer ruled against the Obama Administration in House v. Burwell, the latest conservative challenge to the Affordable Care Act, Constitutional Accountability Center – which represents House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and other leading Members of Congress in the case – issued the following reaction:


CAC President Elizabeth Wydra said, “We look forward to the opportunity to have the US Court of Appeals for the DC Circuit reconsider Judge Collyer’s unprecedented ruling allowing a partisan faction of Congress to use the courts to settle a political dispute over the interpretation of a statute. We are confident that House Republicans are going to lose on standing on appeal, but if the Court of Appeals does reach the merits, we are confident that the court will find that the Administration acted within its lawful authority in reimbursing health insurers for cost sharing reductions.”






CAC “friend of the court” brief in House v. Burwell on behalf of Democratic Leader Rep. Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Whip Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Assistant Democratic Leader Rep. James E. Clyburn, Democratic Caucus Chair Rep. Xavier Becerra, Democratic Caucus Vice-Chair Rep. Joseph Crowley, Committee on Appropriations Ranking Member Rep. Nita Lowey, Committee on Education and the Workforce Ranking Member Rep. Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Committee on Energy and Commerce Ranking Member Rep. Frank Pallone, Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers, Jr., Committee on Rules Ranking Member Rep. Louise Slaughter, and Committee on Ways and Means Ranking Member Rep. Sander M. Levin:




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