The House passed a resolution Thursday to file an amicus (Friend of the Court), brief in the Supreme Court case U.S. v. Texas, in which Republicans argue that President Barack Obama overstepped his authority with an executive order on immigration.
The resolution passed nearly along party lines, with 234 Republican lawmakers in favor, and 181 Democrats against. Only 5 Republicans voted against the measure.
Speaking in favor of the measure, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) stated “I believe this is vital. This is not a question of whether or not we are for or against a certain policy….This comes down to a much more fundamental question…. on the House floor before the vote. “This is about the integrity of our constitution. [The] separation of powers could not be clearer.”