Leviathan Richard Falknor on 09 Dec 2014
UPDATED DECEMBER 10! Neil Munro reports here:
“GOP members have released their draft amendment to defund President Barack Obama’s national amnesty.
‘None of the funds appropriated or otherwise made available, including any funds or fees collected or otherwise made available for expenditure, by this division or any other Act, or otherwise available to the Secretary of Homeland Security, for any fiscal year may be used to implement, administer, carry out, or enforce the [amnesty] policies,’ says the short amendment.
The new anti-amnesty language is being pushed by Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, South Carolina’s Rep. Mick Mulvaney and Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who unseated the GOP’s pro-amnesty majority leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, in a June 2014 primary vote.
They’re urging voters to call their legislators’ offices to demand passage of the amendment. . . .The amendment will be examined on Wednesday [today] by the powerful rules committee, which sets the rules for debates.” (Highlighting Forum’s)
A Big Noise–Now–To Allow Vote On Anti-Amnesty Amendment!
The indefatigable Neil Munro (Daily Caller) just reports in his “GOP Representatives Demand Vote, Fairness On Amnesty” here – –
“Rank-and-file Republican legislators will ask the House’s rules committee Tuesday to allow an anti-amnesty vote during the floor debate over the 2015 government budget.
But unless there’s huge wave of phone calls from voters to Congress, the request will likely be rejected by GOP leaders prior to a Thursday debate.
That’s because the chairman of the rules committee, Texas Rep. Pete Sessions, was caught on video telling Democrats last week that he’ll push for an 2015 amnesty that would provide more foreign workers to U.S. companies. Rep. Sessions is a close ally of House Speaker John Boehner, who has so far blocked efforts to defund the amnesty.
The new anti-amnesty language is being pushed by Arizona Rep. Matt Salmon, South Carolina Rep. Mick Mulvaney, and Virginia Rep. Dave Brat, who unseated House Majority Leader Eric Cantor in a June 2014 primary vote.” (Highlighting Forum’s)
Conservatives should be in touch with their House GOP member by phone this afternoon.
State Republican leaders – Party officials and state lawmakers — should show their true grit by insisting their GOP delegation weigh in to allow an anti-amnesty vote on the Giant Spending Omnibus.