House Passes DHS Appropriations Bill and All Immigration Amendments

IMMIGRATION EXECUTIVE ACTIONS REJECTED; MEDIA SILENCE DEAFENING

by Sharon Rondeau

(Jan. 14, 2015) — The Republican Cloakroom, which reports on congressional voting activity under the authority of the Speaker of the House, has reported the results of the vote on HR 240 in the U.S. House of Representatives taken earlier on Wednesday.

The session of the House began at 9:00 a..m. and was adjourned before 2:00 p.m.

Three amendments to the bill and two considered “sense of Congress” statements passed.  Passage of HR 240 had been predicted on Tuesday after Speaker of the House John Boehner stated that the chamber’s intentions were to “fully fund” the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) while blocking funding for Obama’s executive actions which declared that millions of illegal immigrants would not face routine deportation hearings under certain conditions, contradicting existing federal law.

Boehner said that the executive actions are “illegal.”

The bill provides an increase of $400 million to DHS over last year’s appropriations.  Funding for Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP) are also increased, while appropriations for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) have been decreased.

House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Boehner tweeted their opposition to Obama’s “unlawful executive actions” while the House was in session on Wednesday.

More than eight hours after the session adjourned, the majority of mainstream media outlets did not report the results.  Since before Obama took office, the media has acted as his advocate and failed to ask pointed questions about his views, contradictory statements, actions and qualifications for office.  Many mainstream journalists have actively worked to protect Obama from criticism and labeled those critical of his policies as “racist” through an articulated strategy.

Wednesday’s House session can be viewed here.

Republican members of the Senate and House are now attending a strategy retreat in Hershey, PA until Friday.  Whether or not the Senate will approve HR 240 in its current form with the amendments is unclear.

If the bill passes the Senate, Obama has promised to veto it.

Current funding for DHS expires on February 27.

3 Responses to "House Passes DHS Appropriations Bill and All Immigration Amendments"

  1. ipod45   Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 10:33 AM

    Why do we have the Department of HLS,when we have open border.? Anybody?

    Reply
    1. OPOVV   Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 5:37 PM

      The responsibility for the DHS is twofold.
      1. “Homeland” security is not for our homeland but for the homeland of the future rulers of our country, which will embrace Sharia Law after the Constitution has been laid in its grave due to congress’s inactivity, inability, and unwillingness to vote the illegal immigrant-felon (fake Selective Service Registration)-fake BIRTH CERTIFICATE-cheap suit-de facto-president Obama a one-way ticket to GITMO there to spend the rest of his miserable and worthless life.
      2. A Muslim relocating service that pays for Muslims (sometimes whole Somalia villages) to fly into the USA and then determines which terrorist training camps (at least 22 of them) they need to be sent for additional training or to be sent anywhere else in the USA to bolster existing Muslim guerilla forces.
      Really.

      Reply
  2. Stephen Hiller   Thursday, January 15, 2015 at 9:06 AM

    D.H.S. is nothing more than Obama’s version of Hitler’s “brown shirts”. When the hell is Congress going to stop funding the destruction of America? Sorry, that was a dumb question.

    Reply

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