The House began two hours of debate on a bill Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September that Republicans are using as a vehicle to defund President Obama's executive action on immigration.

An hour's worth of debate on five amendments will commence Wednesday morning. Votes on amendments and final passage are expected no later than noon.

One of the most controversial amendments would defund President Obama's November action to delay deportations of up to five million undocumented immigrants. Another would roll back a 2012 order to allow immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to apply for work permits and avoid deportation under the Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program.

Rep. Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.), the top Democrat on the House Appropriations Committee, warned that the legislation wouldn't be able to pass in the Senate.

"We all know the outcome of this very dangerous game. The legislation in this form will not be enacted," Lowey said.

Lowey accused Republicans of tempting another government shutdown despite bipartisan compromises for the underlying spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

"It's taken less than two weeks for the Republican Congress to prove that it cannot govern responsibly," Lowey said.

But Republicans said the legislation was an opportunity to limit what they view as executive overreach from President Obama.

"The Constitution is not a mere suggestion whether the other sides likes it or not. And that's just the way it is," said Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas).

Rep. Jose Serrano (D-N.Y.) said the two-day debate would be remembered as "two of the saddest days in this House."

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Let's hope they have the stomach for this fight beyond just talking about it. I have my doubts

The repubs will give in like they always have. The have no balls to do the job they were elected to do.

Breitbart just reported that this was a RUSE!  To make us think they are doing the work for the people. That Boehner is drawing up separate bills for immigration reform for obama to introduce after obama vetos the bill Be on the lookout for this sham I'm calling and letting them know we know and warning the good guys in the senate if there are any

DOG and PONY SHOW !

jose serrano another illegal alien in da house huh......Freekin libs..

Any area they gain in stopping Obama and his shredding of the Constitution is worth it.  He is out of control.  His time is short and this destruction is mammoth and must continue.  So go ahead but never give up.

Exactly, Richard.

We need to start a PAC that will target Democratic Senators who stands on not just this issue but Keystone and any of the other bills that benefit America. 

What we need is a court and a few lawyers to try and find guilty all that

Has voted against the constitutiin in the past 50 years,including those in office now!!

Everyone knows the immigration system is broken. How do you repair this ailing system? Enforce the law. Immigration system fixed. Next problem ..

 

DAILY FLOOR WRAP UP

January 14, 2015

 

SUMMARY OF LEGISLATIVE BUSINESS

 

Aderholt (R-AL), Mulvaney (R-SC), Barletta (R-PA) – Amendment No. 1 – Prevents any funds from whatever source to be used to carry-out (1) the Executive actions announced on November 20, 2014 to grant deferred action to certain unlawful aliens and for other purposes, and (2) four of the “Morton Memos” on prosecutorial discretion and immigration enforcement priorities issued in 2011 and 2012 that effectively prevent certain classes of unlawful aliens from being removed from the country. 2) Declares that no funds may be used to carry-out any substantially similar policies to those defunded. 3) Declares that the policies defunded and any substantially similar policies have no statutory or constitutional basis and therefore no legal effect. 4) Provides that no funds may be used to grant any Federal benefit to any alien as a result of the policies defunded. – ADOPTED 237 – 190

 

Blackburn (R-TN) – Amendment No. 2 – Provides that no funds, including fees, may be used by the Department of Homeland Security to consider new, renewal or previously denied DACA applications. – ADOPTED 218 – 209  

 

DeSantis (R-FL), Roby (R-AL) – Amendment No. 3 – Ensures that aliens convicted of sex offenses and domestic violence are top priorities for removal by DHS. – ADOPTED 278 – 149

 

Salmon, (R-AZ), Thompson, Glenn (R-PA) – Amendment No. 4 – Expresses a sense of Congress that the Executive Branch should not pursue policies that disadvantage the hiring of U.S. citizens and those lawfully present in the United States by making it economically advantageous to hire workers who came to the country illegally. – ADOPTED 253 – 171

 

Schock (R-IL) – Amendment No. 5 – Sense of Congress that the Administration should stop putting the interest of immigrants who worked within the legal framework to come to the US behind those who came here illegally. –ADOPTED 260 – 167

 

Democrat Motion to Recommit – FAILED 184 – 244

 

Final Passage of H.R. 240 — "Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes." – PASSED 236 – 191

 

Democrat Motion to Recommit – FAILED 183 – 242

 

Final Passage of H.R. 37 — "To make technical corrections to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, to enhance the ability of small and emerging growth companies to access capital through public and private markets, to reduce regulatory burdens, and for other purposes." – PASSED 271 – 154

 

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Joe Biden Vows: Give Taxpayer-Funded Obamacare To All Illegal Aliens In U.S.

Former Vice President and 2020 Democrat presidential primary candidate Joe Biden is vowing to give Obamacare, funded by American taxpayers, to all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens living in the United States.

During an interview with Telemundo’s Jose Diaz-Balart, Biden forgot that Obamacare technically bans illegal aliens from enrolling in healthcare plans — although illegal aliens are still able to obtain subsidized and free healthcare at Americans’ expense — and promised that under his plan, all 11 to 22 million illegal aliens would be able to get Obamacare.

The exchange went as follows:

DIAZ-BALART: When I … NBC moderated that first debate with you, I didn’t … I don’t recall a clear answer, under your plan should … would the 11, 12 million undocumented immigrants that live in the United States, that have been here many for generations, would they have access …

BIDEN: Yes.

DIAZ-BALART: — to health insurance.

BIDEN: Yes, they … if they can buy into the system like everybody else.

DIAZ-BALART: Because you know, in [Obamacare] they can’t.

BIDEN: Yeah. Yeah, I know. Well they can, that’s my point. They continue to be able to do that.

DIAN-BALART: They cannot under the ObamaCare.

BIDEN: Well and that’s my point, they will though. They will be able to buy into … [illegal aliens] would be able to buy in, just like anyone else could.

Biden joins Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg — among other 2020 Democrats — in committing to forcing American taxpayers to pay for healthcare for illegal aliens who arrive in the U.S.

Already, due to loopholes, American taxpayers are spending nearly $20 billion every year to provide illegal aliens with subsidized healthcare, emergency room visits, and other health services.

Under the 2020 Democrats’ plan to provide taxpayer-funded healthcare to all illegal aliens living in the U.S., Americans would be billed potentially $660 billion every decade just to cover the costs. Other research has found that the plan would cost Americans at least $23 billion every year.

As Breitbart News has reported, experts have said that giving taxpayer-funded healthcare to effectively all foreign nationals who can make it to America’s borders would drive “strong incentives for people with serious health problems to enter the country or remain longer than their visas allow in order to get government-funded care.”

Despite 2020 Democrats’ continued push for taxpayer-funded healthcare for illegal aliens, American voters are overwhelmingly opposed to the plan. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC News survey revealed that the healthcare-for-illegal-aliens plan is the least popular policy position, with opposition from 62 percent of U.S. voters.

Similarly, a CNN poll from July discovered that 63 percent of likely swing voters oppose providing healthcare to illegal aliens, along with nearly 6-in-10 of all likely U.S. voters and 61 percent of moderates. A Rasmussen Reports survey also found that likely voters, by a majority of 55 percent, oppose giving healthcare to even the most low-income illegal aliens.

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