New House rules allow Congress to keep spending on DOMA defense

01/4/2013 | Huffington Post, The

New rules set to govern the House in the 113th Congress expressly allow House leaders to continue spending federal dollars on the legal defense of the Defense of Marriage Act. The rules also state that the legal team involved in the DOMA cases speaks for the entire House, a point disputed by a spokesman for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. House Republicans moved to take up legal responsibility for defending the law when President Barack Obama and the Justice Department announced that they believed the law to be unconstitutional.

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