Jul 22, 2014

Court Rules that the President Cannot Selectively Apply the Law

Washington, D.C. – Majority Whip Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement on federal appeals court panel ruling that most Obamacare subsidies are illegal:

“Today’s Federal appellate court decision affirmed what many House Republicans and Americans across the country believe: the President cannot unilaterally change the law. Obamacare demands that subsidies are to be distributed through exchanges established by the states, but the Obama Administration granted subsidies through the federal exchange as well. Though the law is exceedingly clear on this matter, the Administration refused to follow it.

“Not only does the ruling today provide further proof that Obamacare is incredibly flawed, it also supports the Speaker’s call for the House to authorize a lawsuit to protect our constitutional government against this Administration’s selective application of the law.”