Skip to comments.'SPEAKER CRUZ IS IN THE HOUSE' — Republican Border Plan Is In Total Chaos After Conservative Revolt
Posted on 07/31/2014 8:19:29 AM PDT by Mariner
House Republican leaders abruptly changed their plan to deal with the crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border late Wednesday night, after they were not able to muster enough votes to pass the legislation before Congress leaves Friday for a five-week recess.
Conservatives in the House revolted against the Republican-led plan, which provides about $659 million in emergency spending for the border crisis through the fiscal year that ends Sept. 30.
As a result, the House will vote Thursday on two pieces of legislation, the first being the border plan. If that legislation passes, the House would be required to vote on legislation that would bar President Barack Obama from delaying the deportation of young, undocumented immigrants.
The Republican dissent was led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), the conservative freshman firebrand who has miffed House leadership before by meddling in the House's affairs (most notably, last year, ahead of the government shutdown).
Cruz met with a sizeable group of House conservatives in his Senate office Wednesday night, where they ate pizza and discussed the border crisis, according to sources. Some of the attendees, according to Roll Call, included Republican Reps. Steve King of Iowa, Michele Bachmann of Minnesota, Steve Stockman of Texas, and Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee.
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A badge of honor!
Does not matter what the Republicans pass ,it will end up being the Senate Amnesty Bill
This is actually a novel approach by Cruz. Coordinating with the House on these issues instead of the useless, Liberal infested Senate to build a strategy and narrative.
And it'll take time to solidify.
He's certainly has earned the enmity of all GOP elected leadership!
As another poster said, that TOO is a badge of honor.
Hurrah! Come on what’s left of USCongress, we can at least slow USA collapse. All of must do our part, for now.
is Boehner going to still try to shove this amnesty b s up our ole wazoos?
May the Good Lord protect Ted Cruz and his family and may He continue to bless them.
The plan is to pass something that looks good and replace it with the Senate plan in conference. Then they Dims and Dim-lites pass it.
The two houses are not supposed to talk to each other?
By separating the bills, the funding bill has a chance of being passed (to give Reid some cover) while the second one is DOA.
Not happy they separated them. Too easy for Reid to take the money and ignore the principle.
Reid, McConnell, Schumer, McCain, Graham, et al, already plan to attach the Senate amnesty bill to any bill that reaches the compromise committee.
His dying breath will sound a lot like: "Amnesty"!
Actually, it will end up being Executive Order Amnesty.
Sarah will always be loathed because she is an attractive, intelligent woman and women are not suppose to be part of the war on women.
It's very unlikely EITHER will pass the House and Boner may not put either on the floor.
Unless he has a deal with Pelosi to get SOMETHING to Conference.
Cut off all funds to all agencies for transportation and housing of illegals coming across — and this will end.
Or Ambud. Or Rosety.
Somebody give this man a cookie!
That is absolutely the right answer. The House can pass a bill which precludes spending on all of this. If the Senate and POTUS don't want to sign up for that, it's OK.
Federal Govt spending authority on EVERYTHING expires in 60 days. The House could then fund everything EXCEPT the Dims Amnesty initiatives.
Then recess. Completely disappear.
Let 'em stew.
Homemade Chocolate Chip, please.
It doesn't matter if they still have money on the books.
If the House will not authorize it's expenditure, via some legislative means...CR, Budget etc. the money cannot be spent.
Bundle all spending authority into a giant CR, and PRECLUDE spending on any of the Amnesty BS. They know how to word this.
The Senate and POTUS can bitch...they can stand up and say the US Government is going to default...SS won't be paid...military won't be paid...NO MONEY FOR ANY MILITARY OPERATION...because they won't sign the House bill.
In this political climate that would be suicide for ALL Democrats.
With this, Ted Cruz takes over Sarah Palin’s place as the most hated Conservative by the left.
But but I heard Ted Cruz was a dummy dum dum or so Salon.com dun told me he wuz...
There is the house. Then there is the HOUSE OF LORDS.
One of the best votes I’d ever cast.
Ted Cruz and Ronald Reagan.
By crossing the threshold of spending without Congressional Authorization...even for the "Good of the Country", Obama would certainly be removed from office or the US Government would face armed revolution.
Personally I'd prefer the latter. It's certain to be the most effective and lasting solution.
or $6,500 per 'immigrant'. They could buy them a first class plane ticket back home for 1/5 of that.
It just occurred to me that I have been hearing the same names in politics since I was a kid (30 years ago)
I am sick of the whole bunch of them.
Our only hope is that many of them have to be getting so old they will die off soon.
I can’t imagine McCain, Alexander, McConnell, etc., even surviving another 6 year term.
Must be nice to have a paid month-long vacation.
Comin’ right up...
The press would blame it all on republicans and the RATS would hold the senate in Nov as a result.
It would accomplish nothing but helping the RATS stay in control.
If we first take the senate then the bills land on owebama’s desk. If he vetoes everything it would be on him, and hurt RATS chances in 2016.
Ted Cruz, a patriot now hated by RINOs and demonicrat traitors to the United States of America. Watch your back, Ted.
“Our only hope is that many of them have to be getting so old they will die off soon.”
A la Oprah who says that old, white men have to die?
What a ridiculous statement to make to agree with a racist, black woman.!
Cruz is a surname of Iberian origin, first found in Castile, Spain. It means cross, either the figure or a cross of lines or ways in Spanish and Portuguese. In The Philippines the word is rendered to krus, but the Spanish form is used for surnames. The word Cruz, as well as Vera Cruz (True Cross) and Santa Cruz (Holy Cross) are used as surnames and topological names.
I think that one reason she is so hated isn’t simply because she is conservative but because she is a conservative woman. The mindset of liberals is that only white middle/upper class men can be conservative because they are the evil that, according to our pResident, stole from everyone else to build this country. I don’t think they can wrap their minds around the reality a woman, who by all their definitions, is what white men have enslaved and oppressed through out time can be conservative. It just flies in their face. No woman can possibly believe what conservatives believe.
I see it all the time. My wife for one, who is conservative (not as much as I), is often treated poorly by the members of her family and castigated (all libs) because they just cannot believe she feels that way about anything. To her credit, like Sarah, she stands her ground and that infuriates them more. I just tell them to FO, but she still feels the need to connect to them and discuss issues and try and make them see. It is a loosing effort for the most part when your targeted audience is reliant on the government and blames everyone else for their lot in life instead of owning their choices. As long as they have their cell phones, car, tv, and entertainment they don’t care about anything else much less who is paying the bills (us through taxes).
I hope we all get a chance to vote for Cruz in 2016.
Whatever he’s doing, you can bet it’s legal and within the rules of congress.
What ‘miffs’ them is that Cruz makes them have to tell their staffers to look up the rules, all of which he stores in his head. They’re all scrambling to find something
TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT!!!!!!!!! TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT!!!!
If he and other conservatives stand up against the establish RINOS and WIN, he will have established his OWN BASE!!! GO TED GO!!!! YOU ARE NO COWARD!
Wow, how pathetic Boehner looks...
She didn't have to be a Playboy bunny like Gloria Steinem--she's not a slut like Sandra Fluke, she's not a Hollywood whore --
RUSH: Jeff Sessions, the great senator from Alabama, I'm sure sometimes feels like he's all alone. He looks at what's happening on the Southern border, and he can't believe it. He hears what President Obama says and combines that with what he sees happening. He can't believe it. He can't believe that there's nobody where he works in the US Senate, or in the House of Representatives, trying to do anything to stop this."