Kansas lawmakers critical of federal health care reform are considering a rare procedural move that would force Attorney General Steve Six to join the mounting legal challenges against the new law.
Six, a Democrat, says he is reviewing the federal health care legislation before deciding whether to sue Washington. U.S. Rep. Lynn Jenkins, a Topeka Republican, urged him to file suit last week.
But if the House resolution passes, he wouldn't have a choice. State law allows either the House or Senate to compel the AG to file suit. Passage in the second chamber isn't necessary, so the Senate couldn't attempt to block the move.
"We've been hearing from constituents. People are just plain mad," said Rep. Brenda Landwehr, a Wichita Republican who supports the attempt to force a lawsuit. "Fidel Castro was applauding this. What does that tell you?"
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