House GOP sues administration over health care law

President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. Obama is telling Americans who voted for change: "I hear you." The president said the Republican victories Tuesday in the midterm elections are a sign they want Washington "to get the job done." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
President Barack Obama pauses during a news conference in the East Room of the White House, on Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, in Washington. Obama is telling Americans who voted for change: "I hear you." The president said the Republican victories Tuesday in the midterm elections are a sign they want Washington "to get the job done." (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON (AP) – House Republicans have sued the Obama administration over steps President Barack Obama took to put his health law into place.

The lawmakers say the president overstepped his legal authority.

The lawsuit was filed Friday against the departments of Health and Human Services and the Treasury.

Republicans voted earlier this year to sue Obama over his actions to unilaterally waive provisions of the law.

Democrats have said any suit would be a political sideshow and waste of money.

The suit comes hours after Obama said he was acting on his own on immigration — further infuriating Republicans.

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