House GOP Likely to Try to Nix Obama’s Immigration Action

Jake Sherman and Seugn Min Kim, Politico, January 7, 2015

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.

Funding for DHS runs through Feb. 27. That Boehner (R-Ohio) and McCarthy are acting this early shows that they want time before the deadline to bring the bill up. Obama, of course, is nearly certain to veto any bill that limits his authority. Republicans are extraordinarily unlikely to let DHS funding lapse at the end of February.


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  • DonReynolds

    Attach the same language to every single bill sent to the White House, so he will have to veto every single bill, every single one of them.
    Or better still, Congress gave the president the ability to issue Executive Orders during FDR’s term. Any legislative authority the Congress can give the president, Congress can certainly revoke at a later date.

    • propagandaoftruth

      They need to get ahead on this if they are serious. If…

      When the prezzy starts launching his histrionic charm tirade, the Pugs need to throw it back on him, and eventually make moves toward impeachment.

  • Larry Klein

    Sounds good but the cast of characters proposing this are slimey, squishy sufferers of Adelson Dollar Disorder …fool me 100 times….

  • Robonuts

    When he vetoes their bills the politicians will talk and talk and talk and do nothing. It’s what they do best, other than screw up the country.

  • Conrad

    What will they do? Make more excuses. They’re all in this together.

  • dd121

    I don’t think the Republicans will really act. I think they’ll just make a little noise like they are.

  • WR_the_realist

    Attach this bill to whatever bill authorizes Obama’s salary. If he vetoes it, he gets paid his true worth — zero.

  • MannyR

    They won’t do squat, ensuring a Democrat will be elected in 2016, start another 4 year cycle of back in forth tit for tat bickering as Muslims blow up schools, blacks become more demanding and whites become even more a minority in on country. This country needs a total change of form of Government.

  • Americaandthewestshouldbewhite

    The GOP have been emasculated by the PCness they have to follow.

    • maxsnafu

      They don’t have to follow it. They choose to.

  • MiGoreng31

    Clearly, Obama will veto the bill. And that’s a good thing, the reform is moderate and it’s been so badly needed; the Republicans are demonstrating their inability to compromise and govern.

  • Albert

    Obama can veto any bill the GOP creates, but the GOP still has the power to deny any and all funding for Obama’s immigration nightmare- if they can only show enough solidarity and guts to do it. The voters have spoken. The republicans claim to have heard them clearly. I really do hope they have the guts.

  • See The Future

    Evil surrounded by useful/useless idiots.

  • archer

    What’s there to veto, he doesn’t have the power to make immigration law or any other law, cut funding for any of his misadventures and threaten him with impeachment if he continues to defy the rule of law.

    • mike j

      The subject of the article is an appropriations bill. Obama will likely veto the bill if it contains language that guts his “executive amnesty.”

      • archer

        They can just fail to appropriate for his amnesty, a bill with language that denies his amnesty funding will almost lend legality to his actions. He has no right to alter immigration law or any other laws, if they fail to include this language in their bill and he vetoes and threatens to shut down government, who cares, the people don’t want his amnesty in the first place.

        • mike j

          It’s just that most of the American sheeple are terrified of a government shutdown, and our Marxist press always blames the Republicans when a Democratic president causes the shutdown by a veto of a Republican appropriations bill. So the most likely outcome is what Realist said below.

  • Realist

    “But what will they do when Obama vetoes their bill?”
    Kiss his butt as always.

  • maxsnafu

    “But what will they do when Obama vetoes their bill?” They’ll say “Well, we tried. Time to move on to other things.”

  • Vito Powers

    Of course Obama will veto the bill, but here’s an opportunity to “out” those who won’t vote to override the veto. We know scum like McCain and Graham won’t vote to override, but what about Rubio, Paul, etc.? So many of these so-called conservatives love to talk tough about border security, etc.