House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner will try to sell fellow Republicans this week on a government spending bill that avoids a shutdown fight but allows the party to strike back at President Barack Obama's immigration order.
The suit says the Obama administration unconstitutionally sidesteps Congress in its implementation of the law.
If called up, the National Guard will provide humanitarian assistance in the region, which has been badly hit by the Ebola outbreak.
The decision comes shortly after House Republicans revolted against their own party's $659 million spending bill, causing House Speaker John Boehner to cancel Thursday's scheduled vote
Speaker John Boehner's bill was opposed by conservative Republicans as well as Democrats
The 225-201 vote, along party lines, to authorize the suit will allow House lawyers to draft legal documents
Attorneys rehearse arguments for and against suing the president for Obamacare delays.
Giving up on legislation for now, House GOP leader John Boehner is pushing a lawsuit against the president
President Barack Obama has issued fewer executive orders than any other president since Franklin Roosevelt
"The constitution makes it clear that the president's job is to faithfully execute the law. In my view, the president has not faithfully executed the law," Boehner said.
Representative Kevin McCarthy of California, already the third-ranking House Republican, was chosen to replace Eric Cantor as majority leader
Top Republicans try to highlight bipartisan goals, but feature bills stalled by Democrats in the Senate
Gingrich thinks the House leadership attacked outside conservative groups to win next year's elections.
Well-heeled outside groups hate the compromise and are already talking revenge.