Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla) introduced a resolution Wednesday that says President Obama is violating the Constitution by implementing his own “fix” to ObamaCare.
Last week, Obama announced the administration would allow insurance companies to offer policies that would have been canceled under the Affordable Care Act to subscribers for one more year.
“My bill is basically the House is going to express its disapproval about that. So we are on record as saying, we don't think that is constitutional,” DeSantis said on Fox News’s “Kelly File” Wednesday night.
“We in Congress have got to make our voice heard. And my hope is that some of my friends in the other party will put the constitutional duties they have above their partisan self-interest and join with me to tell the president that he can't rewrite laws,” he added.
On Friday, the House approved Rep. Fred Upton’s (R-Mich.) “Keep Your Plan” bill in a 261-157 vote. Thirty-nine Democrats voted in favor of it. The White House threatened to veto it, and the Senate won’t take it up. The measure would allow insurance companies to continue selling plans available on the market now, regardless of whether they meet ObamaCare’s minimum requirements.
Obama, however, had already announced his own “fix,” so he could honor the promise he had made to Americans.
“The president has a duty to take care that the laws enacted by Congress are faithfully executed; he cannot suspend, delay or amend duly-enacted laws by executive fiat,” said DeSantis.