Skip to comments.Report: Jeff Sessions Takes Down GOP Border Bill by Lobbying House
Posted on 08/01/2014 5:12:14 AM PDT by cotton1706
House Republican leaders are frustrated that they had to pull their $659 million border bill on Thursday, after Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-AL) convinced enough Republicans to stand up for American workers and vote against a bill that did not explicitly prevent President Barack Obama from unilaterally granting work permits to millions of illegal immigrants.
Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), who will become the new House Majority Whip on Friday, saw this vote as his first test. Acccording to National Journal, "Scalise's new whip team was privately blaming" Sessions' opposition for "causing last-second problems leading up the planned vote."
Scalise was reportedly frustrated that many House Republicans "decided not to back the bill after being lobbied by Sessions," because the bill "does not itself contain language to freeze Obama from expanding his unilateral deferrals." A member of Scalise's team told the outlet that when Sessions went to the House to oppose Obama's amnesty and ensure American workers were protected, "it gummed everything up."
"His comments carry great weight," Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL) told National Journal.
According to the Washington Examiner, "Conservative media helped that spread. A Breitbart story on the statement was featured prominently on the Drudge Report, and that didnt make the whips job any easier."
On Thursday morning, Sessions expressed opposition to both the House and Senate border bills, even after House Republicans decided to allow a vote on a companion bill. That bill, though, was written in a way that made it different from the original bills introduced by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN). The new language did not ban funding Obama's executive actions and allowed the administration to actually grant work permits to illegal immigrants so long as they were paroled first.
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Sheriff lyin’ king steps to the lectern and as the women folk turn away and gasp says, “Pardon me while I whip this out”. And produces his phone and pen. (Thanks to Mel Brooks and Cleavon Little in Blazing Saddles.)
God bless Jeff Sessions.
And just look how ‘conservative’ Scalise turned out to be. Pfft.This wasn’t just amnesty, this was amnesty ad infinitum. This would have effectively dissolved our borders by saying illegals can simply claim they are threatened, or an INTENTION to file for asylum, and become immune from deportation.
Please pray intensely!!!!......This good man is fighting for US!
And take time to phone and thank him, if you will.
We MUST be dogmatic on our planks and steadfast in our resolve.
If not, we become even MORE wishy-washy in who and what we are
(We, of course,being Republicans because there ain't no minuteman party willing to turn out at a moments notice to form up and shoot the approaching enemy)
Unbelievable we knocked off Eric Cantor and nothing changed whatsoever. Another RINO pops up, and everyone moves up the line.
Well, what does that tell you, Scalise? And who's on this "whip team?"
Amazing what a difference one man is making.
God Bless Jeff Sessions.
The state-run media pinned this on Ted Cruz to further demonize him. Not that Cruz wasn’t involved, but Sen. Sessions from AL seems to have saved the day this time. They both deserve a note of thanks today.
I hope after the sheet was thrown off the turd and exposed yesterday, Scalise spend his sleeping hours having a nightmare about the forces that targeted Cantor focusing on him.
“Scalise was reportedly frustrated that many House Republicans ‘decided not to back the bill after being lobbied by Sessions,’ because the bill ‘does not itself contain language to freeze Obama from expanding his unilateral deferrals.’ A member of Scalise’s team told the outlet that when Sessions went to the House to oppose Obama’s amnesty and ensure American workers were protected, ‘it gummed everything up.’”
Yeah, we wouldn’t want to “gum up” things by freezing Soetoro’s expansion of unilateral deferrals, would we Scalise?
These blasted conservative/tea party types are always throwing a wrench into the works.
Very proud of my senator, and have been for years.
The last time I watched a major network news broadcast was Katie Couric’s debut on CBS. Is anyone aware of how much, if any coverage Senator Sessions has received on ABC/NBC/CBS during this most recent illegal immigration crisis?
So, let’s FIX the bill to prevent Obama from offering “work permits to any illegal while the unemployment rate of CITIZENS exceeds 4%.
And then pass the Bill
This will make it harder for Obama to “campaign” against “do-nothing” Republicans.
Let allow patriots to campaign against “open-borders” Democrats.
I wish the House could get its act together and pass a bill to provide the funds necessary to expedite the return of these invaders before they leave for the recess. Otherwise we just give weight to the media meme that the House GOP can’t get anything done.
Unfortunately, they keep trying to add language that would make the problem worse by making it easier for illegals to get legal status, etc., instead of just focusing on the problem. So if it comes down to a bill that makes the problem worse or no bill at all, I will reluctantly choose no bill at all. I am definitely not one who will advocate that they do ANYTHING as long as they do SOMETHING.
The news promotes the drama, but refuses to write one, single piece on the actual bill and its contents.
That’s all that I need to know.
Exclusive - Polling Data Shows GOP Voters Think Republicans Standing Tough On Immigration Most Important Issue
Matthew Boyle 31 Jul 2014 1089 post a comment
Polling data compiled by Tea Party Patriots and provided exclusively to Breitbart News shows that a majority of Republican voters think Republicans standing strong on immigration is more important than repealing Obamacare, getting to the bottom of the Benghazi or IRS scandalsor anything else for that matter.
When asked by TPPs pollster which issue they think is the important for Republicans in Congress to deal with, 34.6 percent of GOP voters said stopping the flow of illegal immigrants across our southern border. Stopping Obamas illegal overreach with executive power came in a distant second with 24 percent of GOP voters saying thats the most important, while 23 percent saying repealing Obamacare is the most important and just 7.2 percent say the IRS scandal is the most important issue and 2.8 percent say the Benghazi scandal is most important. A total of 8.4 percent of GOP voters said they dont know or refused to answer.
OBAMA TO PAY ILLEGALS: Offer All You Can Eat Meals, Free Cable TV, Lawyers, Medical & Dental
Posted by Andrew Marcus on Thursday, July 31, 2014, 6:33 PM
The Obama administration will pay Illegal aliens to work at a new ICE detention center that features amenities most poor American families can only dream of: All you can eat meals, a beauty parlor, flat screen TVs with cable, free lawyers, doctors, dentists, a workout gym and more on a 29 acre complex.
ICE proudly showed off to the media on Thursday a renovated detention center for illegal alien families in Karnes City, Texas.
The center, which previously held male illegal aliens being detained by ICE, will be contracted to hold illegal alien families comprised of women and children to help handle the ongoing flood of illegal aliens mostly from Central America crossing the Texas-Mexico border. The federal government contracted with Karnes County which in turn contracts out to The Geo Group to run the facility.
Homeland Security Report: Border Children Transmitting Diseases
Thursday, July 31, 2014 10:36 PM
By: Cathy Burke
An alarming Homeland Security inspector general memo says some of the migrant children who’ve poured across the southern border and are crammed into detention facilities have needed treatment for highly communicable diseases and have sickened workers at the facilities.
Inspector General John Roth wrote Wednesday to Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson that sick children “require treatment for communicable disease, including respiratory illnesses, tuberculosis, chicken pox, and scabies.”
In addition, he wrote, “federal employees at the facilities “reported exposure to communicable diseases and becoming sick on duty.”
“For example, during a recent site visit to the Del Rio [U.S. Border Patrol] Station and Del Rio Port of Entry, [Customs and Border Protection] personnel reported contracting scales, lice, and chicken pox,” the memo stated.
Jeff Sessions is the leader, On his own without a need for a special” hat” that declares he’s the leader, He is setting a direction for the rest to follow, and they are. Citizens are also listening, Many called their representatives at his direction.
If he isn’t Speaker or Presidential material I don’t know who is. He doesn’t just sing the song, He’s leading the orchestra