Republican Senate leadership is ready to throw in the towel on fighting President Obama’s executive amnesty. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell wants to yank the House-passed bill that defunds amnesty while fully funding the Department of Homeland Security and replace it with a “clean” bill that omits the defunding language. He is offering a stand-alone anti-amnesty bill, but the current plan is to vote on it after they pass the DHS funding. This means the vote will be meaningless because it will not be attached to something that must pass Congress and be signed by the president.
Caving to President Obama and Senate Democrats shows that Senate Republicans are not willing to use their majority to advance conservative priorities. It will signal to the president that he can continue to take Congress’s constitutional power to make laws without any consequences. Our immigration laws will be meaningless.
Call Senate Republican leaders NOW: Tell them that the Senate must vote to defund President Obama’s amnesty before they vote on a clean DHS appropriations bill.
Senate Republican Leadership:
Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY): (202) 224-2541
Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX): (202) 224-2934
Sen. John Thune (R-SD): (202) 224-2321
Sen. John Barrasso (R-WY): (202) 224-6441
Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121
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