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Immigration reform battle centers on conservative Tea Party bloc (GOP Amnesty Retreat starts Wed!)
The Hill ^ | 1/26/14 | Alexander Bolton and Russell Berman

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:57:40 AM PST by jimbo123

The immigration reform debate in the House could boil down to a handful of influential Tea Party conservatives.

Proponents and opponents of creating a pathway to citizenship for millions of illegal immigrants and other reforms have zeroed in on “peer leaders” in the House GOP. These conservatives include Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Justin Amash (Mich.), Renee Ellmers (N.C.) and Steve Scalise (La.).

While there are vocal factions on either side of the debate, the battle for immigration reform will be fought over a bloc of lawmakers who have stayed relatively quiet on the issue. Many of them will take their lead from conservative colleagues they respect more than House GOP leaders or big business groups.

Both sides are battling for 117 Republican votes because Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he will only move legislation that has the support of a majority of the 233-member GOP conference.

(Excerpt) Read more at thehill.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty
Reps. Jason Chaffetz (Utah), Trey Gowdy (S.C.), Justin Amash (Mich.), Renee Ellmers (N.C.) and Steve Scalise (La.).Reps. Mick Mulvaney (S.C.), who is close to Gowdy, and Steve Pearce (N.M.).
1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:57:40 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

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2 posted on 01/26/2014 11:01:32 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: jimbo123
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he will only move legislation that has the support of a majority of the 233-member GOP conference.

Yeah, I've heard that before.
3 posted on 01/26/2014 11:01:36 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: All

Be sure to leave messages for your GOP Rep starting Wednesday while they are at their 3-day Amnesty Retreat.

Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Golf Resort, Spa and Marina
100 Heron Blvd. at Route 50
Cambridge, Maryland, USA, 21613
Tel: +1 410 901 1234
Fax: +1 410 901 6302
Email: conciergechesa@hyatt.com


4 posted on 01/26/2014 11:04:52 AM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

The GOPe actually claims to be conservative. They also claim to respect the rule of law. If the GOPe had a shred of integrity, they’d hold off on ALL immigration votes until such time that we have an administration that will faithfully execute whatever is passed. How in the world can any rational person vote for immigration reforms when we have near daily examples of a president who picks and chooses what he wants to enforce? No matter what is written, President Obama will do what he wants. That should be clear to everyone involved.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 11:06:17 AM PST by CitizenUSA (Sodomy and abortion. The only constitutional rights protected by Democrats.)
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To: jimbo123

This Retreat would more properly be titled to reflect its mission to establish a permanent Democrat majority.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 11:06:53 AM PST by Truth29
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To: jimbo123
Might want to bring up this issue with your rep while you're at it.

Top U.S. Republicans call for Michigan GOP committeeman to resign
7 posted on 01/26/2014 11:11:11 AM PST by cripplecreek (REMEMBER THE RIVER RAISIN!)
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To: CitizenUSA
Good afternoon. I thought this should be repeated...

How in the world can any rational person vote for immigration reforms when we have near daily examples of a president who picks and chooses what [law] he wants to enforce? No matter what is written, President Obama will do what he wants. That should be clear to everyone involved.

That should be clear to everyone sentient being involved.

5.56mm

8 posted on 01/26/2014 11:13:24 AM PST by M Kehoe
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To: cripplecreek

...why has Bonehead taken this on?...why is it suddenly the GOP’s problem?


9 posted on 01/26/2014 11:26:05 AM PST by Doogle (USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: jimbo123

Good to let these staunch conservatives know that we are with them.
However, it is also VERY important to let your elected representatives (regardless of party affiliation) how you stand on this issue, and to demand they do the job for which they were elected; i.e., the represent your views at the fedgov level.

The real conservatives are already with us. It’s the others we need to convince, or cajole, into supporting the right and proper approach: NO AMNESTY, NO WAY. Enforce existing law, and hold accountable all elected and appointed officials who work in contravention of that notion.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 11:30:09 AM PST by PubliusMM (RKBA; a matter of fact, not opinion. 01-20-2016; I pray we make it that long.)
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To: Doogle

Bonor wants the ca$h without controversy. He doesn’t have the votes.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 11:40:48 AM PST by VRWC For Truth (Roberts has perverted the Constitution)
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12 posted on 01/26/2014 12:04:05 PM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: Syncro

You might find this interesting.


13 posted on 01/26/2014 12:06:02 PM PST by Jean S
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To: Doogle
...why has Bonehead taken this on?...why is it suddenly the GOP’s problem?

I think their main motivation is to just get rid of the issue. They're tired of fighting it and things will be so much easier for them the next several years of their careers if they just cave and then, move on.

They aren't too concerned about how amnesty will affect American citizens, or the future of the US in general.

14 posted on 01/26/2014 12:12:30 PM PST by Will88
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To: jimbo123
Both sides are battling for 117 Republican votes because Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) has said he will only move legislation that has the support of a majority of the 233-member GOP conference.

A fantastic statement. Bonehead has already broken that promise.

15 posted on 01/26/2014 12:15:55 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jimbo123
Come on, guys, hold your fire til you see the real enemy.

The fact is SOMETHING must be done about the immigration mess. We should allow hispanic workers into the country only via a legal process that controls the number, registers them, and does not give any path to citizenship that is more favorable than what applies to would-be immigrants from other countries.

16 posted on 01/26/2014 12:20:00 PM PST by expat2
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To: Cyber Liberty; All

Bohner’s Amnesty Caucus:

http://www.republicanmainstreet.org/members/

CONGRESSWOMAN SUSAN BROOKS

CONGRESSMAN LARRY BUCSHON

CONGRESSMAN KEN CALVERT

CONGRESSMAN DAVE CAMP

CONGRESSWOMAN SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS COLLINS

CONGRESSMAN PAUL COOK

CONGRESSMAN RODNEY DAVIS

CONGRESSMAN JEFF DENHAM

CONGRESSMAN CHARLIE DENT

CONGRESSMAN MARIO DIAZ-BALART

CONGRESSMAN SEAN DUFFY

CONGRESSMAN MIKE FITZPATRICK

CONGRESSMAN JEFF FORTENBERRY

CONGRESSMAN RODNEY FRELINGHUYSEN

CONGRESSMAN JIM GERLACH

CONGRESSMAN CHRIS GIBSON

CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL GRIMM

CONGRESSMAN RICHARD HANNA

CONGRESSWOMAN JAIME HERRERA BEUTLER

CONGRESSWOMAN LYNN JENKINS

CONGRESSMAN BILL JOHNSON

CONGRESSMAN DAVID JOYCE

CONGRESSMAN MIKE KELLY

CONGRESSMAN PETER KING

CONGRESSMAN ADAM KINZINGER

CONGRESSMAN LEONARD LANCE

CONGRESSMAN TOM LATHAM

CONGRESSMAN FRANK LOBIONDO

CONGRESSMAN DAVID MCKINLEY

CONGRESSWOMAN CATHY MCMORRIS RODGERS

CONGRESSMAN PAT MEEHAN

CONGRESSMAN TIMOTHY MURPHY

CONGRESSMAN ERIK PAULSEN

CONGRESSMAN THOMAS PETRI

CONGRESSMAN TOM W. REED

CONGRESSMAN DAVID REICHERT

CONGRESSMAN JIM RENACCI

CONGRESSMAN SCOTT RIGELL

CONGRESSMAN JON RUNYAN

CONGRESSMAN AARON SCHOCK

CONGRESSMAN MIKE SIMPSON

CONGRESSMAN STEVE STIVERS

CONGRESSMAN LEE TERRY

CONGRESSMAN PAT TIBERI

CONGRESSMAN MICHAEL TURNER

CONGRESSMAN FRED UPTON

CONGRESSMAN DAVID VALADAO

CONGRESSMAN GREG WALDEN

CONGRESSMAN ED WHITFIELD

CONGRESSMAN FRANK WOLF

CONGRESSMAN TODD YOUNG


17 posted on 01/26/2014 12:23:36 PM PST by jimbo123
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Amnesty’s Gang of 28.

1. REP. MARIO DIAZ-BALART (R-FL)
2. REP. SAM JOHNSON (R-TX)
3. REP. JOHN CARTER (R-TX)
4. REP. ILEANA ROS-LEHTINEN (R-FL)
5. REP. DARRELL ISSA (R-CA)
6. REP. RAUL LABRADOR (R-ID)
7. DON YOUNG (R-AK)
8. GREG WALDEN (R-OR)
9. REP. PETER KING (R-NY)
10. REP. PAUL RYAN (R-WI)
11. REP. SPENCER BACHUS (R-AL)
12. REP. DAVID VALADAO (R-CA)
13. REP. JEFF DENHAM (R-CA)
14. REP. TIM GRIFFIN (R-AR)
15. REP. JAMES LANKFORD (R-OK)
16. REP. MICHAEL GRIMM (R-NY)
17. REP. MICHAEL KELLY (R-PA)
18. REP. JOE HECK (R-NV)
19. REP. DEVIN NUNES (R-CA)
20. REP. MIKE COFFMAN (R-CO)
21. REP. DANIEL WEBSTER (R-FL)
22. REP. AARON SCHOCK (R-IL)
23. REP. DAVID REICHERT (R-WA)
24. REP. MARK AMODEI (R-NV)
25. REP. JUSTIN AMASH (R-MI)
26. REP. SEAN DUFFY (R-WI)
27. REP. JASON CHAFFETZ (R-UT)
28. REP. CHRIS STEWART (R-UT)


18 posted on 01/26/2014 12:29:34 PM PST by jimbo123
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To: jimbo123

I went to the link. Wherever there is a den of filthy vipers, McQueeg is always in the middle of it.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 12:30:19 PM PST by Cyber Liberty (H.L. Mencken: "The urge to save humanity is almost always a false front for the urge to rule.")
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To: jimbo123

If the house passes amnesty I have cast my last vote for a Republican.

Amnesty = third party.


20 posted on 01/26/2014 12:44:18 PM PST by RugerMini14
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To: jimbo123

Write your Senators and your House Representative, no matter what political party they belong to, to say you are against amnesty and for strong border enforcement, including deportations. There ar easy email pages for the Senate & House. Tell them, even if they don’t listen.

http://www.senate.gov/

http://www.house.gov/


21 posted on 01/26/2014 12:44:53 PM PST by RicocheT (Where neither their property nor their honor is touched, most men live content, Niccolo Machiavelli)
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To: jimbo123

All of those mentioned are for amnesty except maybe Gowdy who may have flipped back after attacking Steve King.

Ellmers is an idiot. No one listens to her. Chaffetz is for amnesty and mass immigration.

Mulvaney is against it from what he said to Ingraham. He just said he wants to show the public what they would do to secure the border. There is others in the SC delegation that are way more conservative on the issue.


22 posted on 01/26/2014 1:32:52 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jimbo123

I wouldn’t be certain of Shelley Capito or Wolf voting for amnesty.

Some of the older establishment Republicans are not always for amnesty.

A lot of idiot young guns and women elected in 2010 and 2012 will vote for amnesty.

Dennis Hastert killed Ted Kennedy’s amnesty plans.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 1:41:00 PM PST by ObamahatesPACoal
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To: jimbo123

Gowdy is a amnesty traitor folks.
Just goggle his comments on the poor blueberry pickers .
He is bought off by the K st Big Ag lobbyists !


24 posted on 01/26/2014 2:14:46 PM PST by ncalburt ( Amnesty-media out in full force)
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To: jimbo123; All

How about this for a little imagination:

What if all the ID being stolen .. is on purpose ..??

What if the stolen ID is being done in order that the “new” immigrants can be given valid papers .. ALLOWING THEM TO VOTE IN 2014 ..??????????? Didn’t Obama just tell the dems that Boehner would delivery Amnesty in 2014 ..??

Remember what the 9/11 Commission said: “... a lack of imagination” was what caused 9/11.

The GOP elites have taken the bait .. and the dems will reward them in 2014, when most all of them will be out of a job .. because once again the dems will STEAL away the House (using their illegal, falsely ID’d voters) .. and we will have to watch while the dems spend the country into destruction.

What are the chances we are about to be fooled once again ..????

“My America: I’m terrified it’s slipping away.”


25 posted on 01/26/2014 4:20:43 PM PST by CyberAnt (MY AMERICA: "... I'm terrified it's slipping away.")
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