Republicans in Washington, under the tutelage of House Speaker John Boehner, are planning a full-scale cave to President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, by aiming to fund Obama’s immigration action in full this week.
Boehner on Tuesday pitched colleagues on a plan that utilizes bills from the reliably conservative Reps. Ted Yoho (R-FL) and Tom Price (R-GA), but ultimately fully funds Obama’s executive amnesty until at least March—and then will likely do so at that point in time as well.
The government funding portion would keep most of the government open until September 2015 but would only supply monies to the Department of Homeland Security until March, Politico’s John Bresnahan and Jake Sherman note in a Tuesday piece. Current government funding runs out on Dec. 11, so to avoid a government shutdown before Christmas, Congress has to do something soon. But conservative-movement leaders say the forthcoming plan from Boehner and the other members of GOP leadership (including Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Majority Whip Steve Scalise) using Yoho and Price is a phony, toothless battle.
“A House vote on the Yoho bill would be purely symbolic, since it has no chance of being brought up in the Senate,” Rosemary Jenks, NumbersUSA’s director of government relations, told Breitbart News. “Americans expect Congress to take effective action to stop Obama’s lawless amnesty, not only to protect their jobs and wages, but also to protect the Constitution of the United States. Defunding the amnesty is the only way to stop it.”
Daniel Horowitz, the senior editor of the Conservative Review, added that this plan is a “joke” and Boehner knows it. “Leadership’s attempt to sugar-coat their failure to address Obama’s amnesty in the CROmnibus, is a toothless, stand-alone bill that will never force the issue, and they know it,” Horowitz said.
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