House Speaker John Boehner announced plans to take legal action over President Barack Obama’s executive actions on immigration during Tuesday morning’s Republican conference meeting, according to reports.
“Our team has been working on litigation. We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue—one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” Boehner said, a source in the room told National Journal.
The announcement of potential legal action against Obama’s executive amnesty comes a day after House leadership scrapped a vote this week on a controversial border security bill and the fate of the GOPs’s effort to block funding for Obama’s executive actions continue to face a steep uphill battle in the Senate.
CNN reports that a House GOP leadership aide said that Boehner spoke about drafting “a resolution authorizing the House to take a variety of legal actions.”
Twenty-six states are already suing over the executive actions. According to CNN the House could join onto the states’ effort or file a separate lawsuit.
Last year House Republicans took Obama to court over the administration’s changes to Obamacare.