December 16, 2014

Lummis Fights Executive Amnesty


Dear Friends,

Last night I voted against the funding bill. The House passed it and chose to fully fund the government through October except funding for the Department of Homeland Security which will end in February.

I voted no because I do not agree with President Obama’s decision to unilaterally grant amnesty to the millions of illegal immigrants who have flooded our porous borders. He tries to justify his actions by saying Congress didn’t act. We did act. We passed legislation last summer. He’s not just asking us to pass a bill; he’s demanding that we pass the Senate’s “gang-of-eight” bill, which is unacceptable and would leave our country vulnerable.

In the funding bill I think we should have included restrictions and limitations that would have blocked the President’s executive action. He has a history of distorting the laws and that’s why we shouldn’t give him any wiggle room with the purse strings. I look forward to taking the fight to him next year when Republicans will control the Senate.

Thank you for all your input on these and other issues during this Congress. If you have additional concerns please contact me by clicking here.

Have a safe and merry Christmas and a happy New Year!


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