JANUARY 09, 2015
Yesterday, Judicial Watch updated the American people on the status of its FOIA lawsuit investigating Congress’ illegal involvement in the Obamacare small business exchange. In 2013, the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) allowed members of Congress, their staff, their spouses, and their dependents to obtain healthcare coverage through the small business exchange, even though such a move violates local law, which even recognizes Congress is not a small business. Unfortunately, DC’s attorneys validated that decision, arguing the federal government’s regulations trump DC’s laws. Read more about all of this in Judicial Watch’s latest press release here.
Judicial Watch’s lawyer Michael Bekesha added some compelling commentary regarding Congress’ illegal involvement in this exchange:
“D.C., for whatever reason, wanted to give this special benefit to Congress,” Michael Bekesha, a lawyer for Judicial Watch, told The Daily Signal.
“That’s kind of what happened here,” Bekesha added. “Congress isn’t a small business, so Congress or the administration called on D.C. and said, ‘Will you do this?’ And D.C. said yes. That’s where we are. The law says one thing. D.C. says something else.”