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Posted on 07/17/2014 7:03:02 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
House Republicans are moving quickly to address the growing humanitarian crisis on the southern border, possibly holding votes as soon as next week.
As Congress moves closer to the monthlong August recess, the speedy action sends a clear message to Senate Democrats: Take it or leave it.
Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio), incoming Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) and a group of top lawmakers working on the border crisis are set to file a bill that very closely mirrors the legislation crafted by Texas lawmakers Sen. John Cornyn, a Republican, and Democratic Rep. Henry Cuellar.
The legislation will come with additional funding for the Obama administration somewhere between $1 billion and $2 billion much less than the nearly $4 billion the White House requested last week.
The bill also would aim to give President Barack Obama more tools to deal with the crisis, such as policy changes to speed up deportations of unaccompanied minors.
The House Republicans measure could be filed as soon as Thursday and passed next week.
We want to swiftly and humanely return [the children] to their home[s], House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Michael McCaul (R-Texas), a member of a House GOP group working on the issue, said Tuesday. Only until we do that will we stop the flow. We need a message of deterrence....
No final decisions have been made in the House. Aside from changing the 2008 law, Republicans there are also discussing language that would make it easier for Border Patrol agents to pursue illegal migrants at the border.
The Obama administration designated roughly 500,000 acres of land near the border as a national monument, which Republicans say says hampers law enforcement....
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The dims won’t take kindly to anyone tampering with their future base.
The House can move all it wants, but Harry Reid will bottle things up in the Senate... and then there’s the veto pen.
“House moving quickly on border”
It’s TOO LATE to ‘move quickly’!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
And the phone too: ignore-this-part-of-the-statute and the don't-enforce-that-part
UGH! Obama is the 'tool' that started this mess! He doesn't NEED any help.
Further in the story is a blurb about 'amending the 2008 law'...which would be great, but that's NOT the problem. The problem is Obama's 2012 DACA executive 'action'!
I'd expect nothing less than capitulation from a charter member of the RINO herd like Coryn, so this is no surprise.
Never let a (man made) crisis go to waste.
BTW, Politico, how’s that investigation into Obama’s abuse of the IRS’s powers going?
So many larfs at Sarah Palin for daring to bring up impeachment of Obama. Was the Watergate break in a bigger or smaller crime than either Fast and Furious or the partisan withchunt of TEA party and pro-Israel political groups?
Did the Democrats do poorly in the “next election (1976)” after impeaching a popularly re-elected president?
So if I can read between the lines, the Republicans are only giving Obama two billion dollars to disperse these illegals widely throughout our country. More tools to speed up deportations? He isn’t deporting anyone now, why would he speed it up.
I fear this is going to be a case of 'never let a crisis go to waste' and this RINO/Rat alliance will produce amnesty as the 'solution'.
"I do solemnly swear (or affirm) that I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same; that I take this obligation freely, without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion; and that I will well and faithfully discharge the duties of the office on which I am about to enter: So help me God."
"The United States shall guarantee to every State in this Union a Republican Form of Government, and shall protect each of them against invasion; and on Application of the Legislature, or of the Executive (when the Legislature cannot be convened) against domestic Violence."
If the GOP is complicit in this amnesty fiasco, either by taking up the Senate bill or through some piecemeal slight of hand with a series of House bills such as we hear are being cooked up of late, or as riders on other necessary legislation, the GOP will cease to exist. It will not survive through the 2016 elections. The people will shun the over-tanned, glad-handing, backslapping quislings and look elsewhere for leaders who actually have the spine for the fight. Make no mistake - to me and to many, many others, amnesty is the GOP's Rubicon. Cross it at your electoral peril.
When did that SOB declare 500,000 acres of Texas as a national monument??? That should have been headline news in Texas!
Of course, Texas has an Obama lapdog news media that no doubt thought Texans didn’t need to know that half a million acres of its territory is now under federal control so that illegals can enter at will. Next, we might find that The Worst President has given it back to Mexico .and the media didn’t think we needed to know that until we are arrested for trespassing and thrown into jail.
That’s the way I read it —
If they are going to speed up deportations then why do they need $1-2 billion.
And why give him any more tools — if they work he won’t use them.
They need to tie his hands —
Why are they busing kids deep into the country?
If you have the kids collected and the buses, send them BACK over the border. Let MEXICO deal with their illegal immigrant problem.
And if “drug crime” is the problem, why doesn’t MEHI Co. legalize it?
Tell your Reps----no frickin' way do taxpayers want Obama to get billions of our tax dollars----without assurances that the vote-crazed ding-a-ling is not using it to buy Democrat votes for amnesty....or to wire-transfer zillions to repay Central America honchos for emptying their decrepit villages to give Obama new Democrat voters.
Obama used billions in tax dollars to get the Obamacare debacle passed. Some observers have noted that the Democrat-controlled Senate passed Obamacare "after a series of unsavory transactions that purchased the aye votes of several shrewdly extortionate Democrats"....with a huge pile of money still unaccounted for.
The most unsavory was Landrieu's $4.3 billion "Louisisana Purchase."
THE PAPER TRAIL IS HUGE Sen Landrieu (Scumocrat-LA) sold her aye vote in what Forbes Magazine dubbed "The 'Louisiana Purchase" that included a massive $4.3 Billion to Landrieu
FORBES REPORTED the Democrats nailed Landrieus support for Obamacare w/ a greenback bribe. Landrieu, critics believe, pledged her vote in exchange for some $200 million more additional federal funds for Louisiana. Except that, due to a drafting error, the law ended up giving Louisiana $4.3 billion: more than twenty times the assigned amount. MORE HERE http://www.forbes.com/fdc/welcome_mjx.shtml
BACKSTORY In the fall of 2009, Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was trying to get the necessary 60 Dimocrat votes to pass the Affordable Care Act. He needed every Dim on board, which gave waffling senators a great deal of leverage. In Landrieu's case, she connivingly saw that selling her aye vote could get her maybe $200 million federal dollars. Obama complied. Reid chalked up another vote for Obamacare. But not the measly $200 million but $4.3 billon was attached to the Obamacare bill earmarked for Landrieu.
How $4.3 billion to Landrieu was calculatedly attached to the Obamacare bill, and how Obama and Reid failed to catch and fix it, is yet another indictment of the Obamacare atrocity. The payoff to Landrieu should be investigated as an indication of how EVERY Democrat came to vote for Obamacare....and perhaps helped elect more loyal lock-stepping Democrats.
RED FLAG Even though nobody asked him, Harry Reid (D-Nev) recently announced "the border is secure"......a potent signal that hanky-panky is afoot.
The fact that they would think of allocating any new funds at all is reprehensible. Frankly, I think they should take the money out of the SNAP program distributions to the states so that the Democrats can feel the voter repercussions about what the long term impacts of these invaders are. Make the Democrats REALLY pay to the bone for their new Democrat voters.
Moving quickly to deport? No I didn’t think so. Moving quickly to spend
legal taxpayer money. This GOP bunch are truly lost and leaderless.
Besides Barry does not want to deport anyone. He just wants more money to warehouse them.
House Moving Quickly on Border....HA! That’s a good one!
The House is COMPLICIT with this border invasion!
If ANY politician truly wanted to put a stop to this, they would hold press conferences, 24/7, on the border...until this “sudden crisis” stopped. They would call for citizens to Barry-cade the highways and runways. Once they’re in, they’re in.
The time to “move quickly” was last year - before all of the bids/contracts went out to transport them here and about the USofA.