Mark Levin asks Senator Mike Lee for his opinion on the Cromnibus package, and the hundreds of millions of dollars of pork that are tucked away into every corner of the bill. Levin raises a point that he picked up from Byron York that the bill contains some very minute spending constraints for some of its contents, a very apparent invalidation of the claims of those who said that spending restraints could not be part of it and refused to use that tool to fight the illegal Obama/Boehner/Johnson amnesty.
Senator Lee says that each Senator will have to explain their own vote. He says, “I voted against it because this was the worst process you can possibly imagine for a bill. It was not even released to the public until days before it was voted upon. And then, even after that happened, they added another hundred and fifty pages to it, so that it’s well over 1,700 pages long now. It contains all kinds of things.Read More
Conservatives who had wanted to see language to block President Obama’s executive actions inserted into the massive, must-pass government funding bill are expressing frustration and anger at House Republican leadership’s lack of an appetite to fight amnesty now.
“The fix is in, which I’ve been saying all along,” Rep. Matt Salmon said after leaving the GOP’s conference meeting Wednesday morning.Read More
Report: Boehner’s Amnesty Omnibus Begins To Fall Apart by Matthew Boyle
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An action alert sent to Capitol Hill staffers from CQ Roll Call suggests that House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to fund President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty action for illegal aliens in a “CR-omnibus” bill may be beginning to fall apart—even as Nancy Pelosi’s top lieutenant Steny Hoyer has been pushing Democrats to help Boehner pass it.
The first sign of a crack in the coalition is that the bill—a more-than-$1 trillion omnibus that funds all of government except for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) through the end of the 2015 fiscal year in September—may not be introduced on Monday. GOP leaders were hoping to have the text out today. The bill is expected to fund Obama’s amnesty and all the rest of DHS through March 2015, and GOP leaders including Boehner have not pledged to fight it even then.Read More
“According to the stats published by the LA Times, a mere 852 individuals who arrived—this year or in prior years—as part of a ‘family unit’ were sent home in 2014. Yet in 2014 alone, 66,000 members of family units had arrived illegally by August. In other words, even if you assume 600 of the 852 arrived in 2014, that means less than 99 percent of the new illegal immigrants who showed up this year with relatives were not removed from the United States.”Read More
Pollster Scott Rasmussen laid it out in blunt terms. “I can’t think of a stupider thing for the Republicans to do,” Rasmussen told the assembled lawmakers (he thinks the GOP should tackle immigration reform in 2015, after the midterms).
Only 24 hours later, the Ohio Republican finally relented, abruptly hitting the brakes on his immigration push.Read More
A group of House Republicans is trying to shift the media’s focus in the immigration debate away from the proposed amnesty for 12 million illegal immigrants and toward the 140 million Americans now trying to earn a decent living amid high unemployment and declining wages.
“Amnesty is a component part of the overall issue and I tried to focus on the overall economic issue,” Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks, who issued a statement for the group, told The Daily Caller. “For me, the issue has always been about the damage that the president’s immigration policy will do to the American economy and to American workers.”Read More