In a September 9, 2015 opinion, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia ruled that the House of Representatives has standing to sue HHS Secretary Burwell and Secretary of the Treasury Jacob Lew for their departments’ use of allegedly unappropriated funds in a cost-sharing program used to support the implementation of the Affordable Care Act (ACA).  The court ruled that the House does not have standing to pursue claims that Secretary Lew improperly amended ACA by delaying and narrowing the scope of the employer mandate, since the claim concerns the implementation of a statute and not adherence to any specific constitutional requirement.  A copy of the decision is available by clicking here.