By The Staff | The Save Jersey Blog
Congressman Leonard Lance (NJ-07) is celebrating today’s decision by a federal district judge to take the U.S. House’s side in a lawsuit against the Obama Administration.
“The Constitution is clear: only Congress has the power of the purse,” Lance explained. “President Obama cannot spend more than $ 150 billion in taxpayer funds without approval from the People’s House. Today’s ruling vindicates continued congressional efforts to hold the Obama Administration accountable for overreaching its executive authority and overstepping its constitutional bounds repeatedly.”
U.S. District Court Judge Rosemary M. Collyer’s ruling that the Obama Administration improperly funded Obamacare’s subsidy program absent Congressional authorization. Lance, for his part, joined the House in support of its House v. Burwell lawsuit two years ago.