The House on Wednesday voted to block all spending on the Commander-in-Chief’s ‘executive amnesty grant’, showing that the newly elected and re-elected House Republicans had heard their constituents concerns. The 114th had a 236 – 191 vote on the $40 Billion (yes, billion) spending bill that will run out February 27th. A number of amendments attached to the bill blocked both executive action that banned deportation in addition to rolling back Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
Of course, Obama has sworn to veto the bill, but it’s not that likely he will be in that situation. Senate Republicans would have to get 60 votes to get around a Democrat filibuster. Many Republicans pointed out that the votes favoring the bill were aimed at messaging, specifically, what they describe as Obama’s unconstitutional executive overreach, and not necessarily immigration itself.
“This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and to the Constitution itself,” House Speaker John Boehner said, according to Yahoo News.
Probably the only sensible thing this clown has said since becoming newly re-elected.
If there is no resolution, the funding programs for certain border security and counter terrorism will run out in about six weeks.
Obama’s quintessential love for allowing open borders and securing nothing, while sitting complacently by watching playoff games instead of speaking out with world leaders on Islamic Terror threats will make it difficult at best to even notice any difference at all in the funding for these programs. Perhaps we should wait until we have a real President willing to act on these before we open our pocketbooks.
Written by Katie McGuire. Follow Katie on Twitter @GOPKatie