Members of the House of Representatives have filed a lawsuit against President Bush to block the implementation of the Deficit Reduction Act. Congressional members claim that the bill as it was signed was never passed in the House. Namely, the version that was passed in the House provided for 36 months of durable medical equipment funding, whereas the version that the President signed, and which was passed in the Senate, provides for only 13 months of such funding. The basis for the suit is the allegation that President Bush violated constitutionally mandated lawmaking procedure. The Congressional members bringing the suit are: Rep. John Conyers (MI), Rep. George Miller (CA), Rep. John Dingell (MI), Rep. Charles Rangel (NY), Rep. James Oberstar (MN), Rep. Barney Frank (MA), Rep. Collin Peterson (MN), Rep. Bennie Thompson (MS), Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY), Rep. Fortney Pete Stark (CA), and Rep. Sherrod Brown (OH). Representing the legislators in the suit is Duke Law School's Professor Erwin Chemerinsky.