Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price speaks during a press briefing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, April 2, 2019.
“The people of our country have to be able to afford to buy a medical plan that is affordable to them and the people of their country.” “
Our healthcare system has to be rebuilt from the ground up,” Price said.
“The people of our country have to be able to afford to buy a medical plan that is affordable to them and the people of their country.”
The Justice Department announced Monday that it will file a motion to rehear an appeals court ruling that halted the president’s executive order that barred people from six predominantly Muslim countries from entering the United States for 90 days.
The Supreme Court is considering a request from a federal appeals court that could allow the administration to reinstate the ban, which was signed by President Donald Trump in January.
It has been widely criticized as targeting Muslims, and the administration says the order was issued as a way to protect Americans from terrorist attacks.
The court heard oral arguments in March on whether the ban was constitutional.
The justices have been weighing a petition by three religious groups, who say the order is a violation of their constitutional rights.
The court will decide whether to hear the appeal on Monday, when the justices are scheduled to hear oral arguments from attorneys representing a coalition of health care organizations.
The justices have previously rejected the government’s arguments that the order violates the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment and that the ban is necessary to prevent terrorism.
The Trump administration says its ban is meant to protect the country from terrorism.
The Justice and Commerce Departments will file an amicus brief in support of the administration’s position.
The plaintiffs in the case include the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Association of Social Workers and the Center for Reproductive Rights.
The brief says the government has a “vital interest” in protecting Americans from terrorism and that its actions are necessary to ensure that Americans “have access to adequate healthcare and medical care for all, including religious minorities, in accordance with their faith and practice.”
An amicus in the court’s case argues that the government lacks standing to sue on behalf of the American people, as the court has repeatedly ruled that states and localities have standing to bring a lawsuit in court.
The White House has said the court is likely to rule in favor of reinstating the ban.
The administration argued in the petition filed Monday that the court did not consider the president had the power to impose the travel ban and that it is unconstitutional because it violates the Supreme Court’s ruling in District of Columbia v.
The petition also argues that “the president’s action is needed to protect American citizens from the threat of terrorism” and that his executive order is constitutional because Congress passed the statute to protect citizens from threats to the nation.