GOP resolution: Healthcare law violates Constitution for not originating in the House

But if the law is a revenue measure, the resolution finds, it is one that violates Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 of the Constitution. That clause states simply, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."

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The resolution then briefly outlines the history of the healthcare law, which was introduced in the Senate as an amendment to an unrelated bill, H.R. 3590, the Service Members Home Ownership Tax Act. The Senate amendment introduced 17 revenue provisions as part of the health law, which the GOP resolution says were not germane to the original bill.

It then finds simply that the healthcare law was a bill for raising revenue, as defined by the Constitution, and that "the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2009 did not originate in the House of Representatives."

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