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Speaker of the House John Boehner, R-Ohio, holds his weekly on camera news conference in the Capitol on June 19, 2014. (Photo By Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call/Getty)

Boehner may sue Obama (again)

House GOP Speaker John Boehner is considering a lawsuit against President Obama over his executive order to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation. Boehner discussed the next potential steps at a closed-door meeting with House Republicans on Tuesday. ““We are finalizing a plan to authorize litigation on this issue - one we believe gives us the best chance of success,” he said, according to a source in the room. The options including filing a lawsuit against Obama over the issue or to join the handful of states that are already suing the president. If Boehner moves forward, he would put a resolution authorizing such action up for a vote. Republicans are still considering legislative action against Obama to push back against his executive action, but that path has become increasingly unclear. Congress passed a bill last year with only short-term funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which will expire at the end of February. In January, House passed a DHS funding bill that withholds money to fund Obama’s executive order to allow some undocumented immigrants to receive work permits.

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