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House Republicans to move on Barack Obama’s Executive immigration next week

January 7, 2015

 It is now being reported in this story that next week House Republicans will bring up a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security which will include language barring the department from using any of the funds to implement Barack Obama’s Executive immigration.

  Here is more:

Speaker John Boehner and the House Republicans are planning to try to choke off President Barack Obama’s immigration executive action next week, according to multiple GOP leadership aides involved in the talks.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) plans to bring up a bill next week to fund the Department of Homeland Security, and embedded in the text will probably be language to limit funding for carrying out Obama’s executive action, which changed the enforcement of immigration laws.

 No final decisions have been made, and it’s not clear what language the GOP leadership will use. But Rules Chairman Pete Sessions (R-Texas) said Wednesday that House Republicans are poised to use a measure written by Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.) that would explicitly bar any funds — even those collected by fees — to be used to carry out Obama’s immigration actions.
  Here is what Pete Sessions had to say about this:

“If the president were to shut down Homeland Security to get his narrow political objectives done, then I think the president’s making a big mistake,” Sessions said. He waved off a potential veto threat, stressing: “We are going to stick to our plan, and we believe it is wrong what the president has done.”
  I agree with the sentiment however I believe Barack Obama is more than willing to shut down the Department of Homeland Security over this because, in my opinion, he believes he can turn the tables on the Republicans. 
  After vetoing the bill he will claim it was the Republicans’ fault because it was they who tried to get “narrow political objectives done” at the expense of funding the Department of Homeland Security.
  And who do you think will win the public relations battle? I think recent history provides us with the answer to that question. But I am not suggesting the Republicans should not try, in fact I believe they need to try. It is better to stand up and lose than to sit by and do nothing for fear of losing.
4 Comments leave one →
  1. January 7, 2015 8:38 pm

    Obama has already figured out how to play it so that the GOP appears foolish. He will likely move money around is my guess and let them try and take him to court.

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  2. Bruce permalink
    January 7, 2015 8:46 pm

    That’s ok if O-blame-a shuts down homeland in light of the France attack. As Charles Krauthammer says “bring it”.
    We lost the battle against Boehner, now we need to focus on what we can get done. As the prayer says, “…grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can,
    And wisdom to know the difference…”

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    • January 7, 2015 9:13 pm

      Yeah,with what happened in France today it could be possible Obama could not afford to make this gamble, but I still wouldn’t put it passed him. It is getting harder and harder to believe we can change anything at this point but we must try…

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