Call your Representatives: Defund Executive Amnesty NOW

FAIR Action AlertHouse Leadership Peddles Plan to Avoid Defunding Executive Amnesty!

In a closed-door meeting this morning, Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) pitched House Republicans a plan to pass a government funding bill that punts defunding President Obama’s executive amnesty until next spring! The Speaker’s proposal comes as Congress is racing to pass a budget before the government runs out of funding on December 11.

Call your Representatives and demand that the House defund the President’s executive amnesty NOW!

Under the Speaker’s plan, the House will vote on two bills. First, the House may vote as early as THURSDAY on a bill authored by Rep. Ted Yoho (R-FL) that prohibits the executive branch from exempting from deportation “persons unlawfully present in the United States.” But with Democrats still controlling the Senate, this bill will be dead on arrival. Even Rep. Yoho has said the vote on his bill will be merely “symbolic.” Then, Congress will consider an appropriations bill that funds most of the government through September 2015, but only funds the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) until March.

Thus, under the Speaker’s plan, the government funding will go through, but nothing will be done to stop the President’s executive amnesty.

If Speaker Boehner succeeds with his plan, Congress won’t take up the issue of defunding the executive amnesty until months from now — if at all!!! In fact, many who support the President’s actions hope that the extra time will quell public outrage at the President’s executive amnesty and help Members avoid defunding it altogether! Even Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) indicated he supports the Speaker’s plan.

Call your Representatives and demand that the House defund the President’s executive amnesty NOW!

We need your help IMMEDIATELY! House Leaders must commit to defunding the President’s executive amnesty NOW! Call your Representative and tell him/her:

  • You oppose President Obama’s executive amnesty.
  • You expect House Speaker John Boehner to keep his promise that he would fight President Obama’s executive amnesty “tooth and nail.”
  • You won’t be fooled by a plan designed to let the President’s executive amnesty proceed.
  • You demand that your Representative act NOW to defund the President’s executive amnesty.

If your Representative supports the President’s executive amnesty, call House Leaders and send them the same message:

House Speaker John Boehner: 202-225-0600
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy: 202-225-4000
House Majority Whip Steve Scalise: 202-225-0197

To find your member of Congress, click here.

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  1. avatar

    I had a bad feeling Boehner would stab the American people in the back. The American people are sick of voting politicians into power only to have the same old crooked, corrupt scene to continue on in Washington without caring less about what the American people want or what is best for the country. I am as disgusted with Boehner as I am with Obama.

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      I Agree

      Obama seems to be the more honest illegal overpopulation amnesty wolf though; the Open Border Republicans pretend they’re for us voters, then turn around and step on us anyway.

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      That’s why the states that have a citizen ballot process have to start using it. We can complain all we want but trusting these politicians doesn’t work. About half the states have some kind of petition process to put matters on the ballot. Like in Oregon, which is a liberal state but when drivers licenses for illegals was on the ballot, two thirds of voters were against it.

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        Good point. The political establishments of both parties in Washington cannot be trusted to look out for what is best for the American people and this country.

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          but yet you either voted Republican/independent or no votes….do I see a double standard here?