Thursday, January 15, 2015

Billy Long issues statement on vote to defund amnesty

(From Seventh District Congressman Billy Long)

U.S. Rep. Billy Long issued the following statement after voting to defund the president’s unilateral executive amnesty:

“Today my House colleagues and I took action to cut off the funding for the president’s unilateral executive amnesty. Last year we promised our constituents we would take this course of action to defund the president’s reckless act on immigration. The president should be working with Congress to address immigration issues instead of rewarding those who broke the law to come to our country illegally. I hope the Senate quickly takes up this legislation and stands with the House in defunding the president’s executive amnesty.”

The legislation that passed the House today:

-Prevents appropriated funds and user fees collected from being used to carry-out the president’s executive amnesty announced on November 20, 2014.

-Prohibits federal funding from being used to continue or expand President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program, which the president created when he issued an executive order in June 2012.

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