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Brat Proposes Amendment Today to Stop Obama’s Amnesty Order

Looks like our new Congressman is doing what we sent him to Washington to do!


WASHINGTON, DC (December 10, 2014) – Rep. Dave Brat (R-VA) joined Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-SC) and Rep. Matt Salmon (R-AZ) to offer an amendment today to the omnibus budget bill to cut off funding for President Obama’s attempt at executive amnesty.  As of the latest count, 53 of their House colleagues have also signed on as cosponsors.


The proposed amendment will be presented to the House Rules Committee for consideration this afternoon.


“Our amendment is simple and straightforward,” said Brat.  “It specifically says DHS cannot use funds to implement the executive amnesty outlined in 10 memos from DHS and two from the president himself.  Our amendment says we in Congress refuse to allow an agency of this government to commit an act that the leadership on both sides has said is illegal.


“The president himself said he does not have this power.  The Constitution says he does not have this power.  And the American people have demanded the rule of law be followed.  This amendment will ensure that happens.“


About Tom White

Tom is a US Navy Veteran, owns an Insurance Agency and is currently an IT Manager for a Virginia Distributor. He has been published in American Thinker, currently writes for the Richmond Examiner as well as Virginia Right! Blog. Tom lives in Hanover County, Va and is involved in politics at every level and is a Recovering Republican who has finally had enough of the War on Conservatives in progress with the Leadership of the GOP on a National Level.

2 Responses to “Brat Proposes Amendment Today to Stop Obama’s Amnesty Order”

  1. Smith III says:

    Cantor would have done the exact same thing because he was the very very best at “Creating Jobs”.

  2. Robert Shannon

    I will advocate that while this is admirable for Brat to take this position, and he articulates his position well it fails to go far enough.

    Any CR or Omnibus spending authorization beyond March 1 2015 should be a no vote. A return to the normal budget authorization process must be done.

    This is a half measure at best, ignoring the very fiscal problems we sent Brat to DC to address. I hope he finds it that he would vote no unless all funding is tied to a short term authorization only.

    Congressman Brat needs to ignore the medias fixation with the harm a threatened government shutdown would bring and stand on the principle of truth. We have had some 18 government shutdowns since 1975 and the U.S never defaulted on it’s debt payments. It is also self evident, or should be that the most recent government shutdown certainly didn’t hurt republicans, if one uses the election results from a month ago.

    The fear monger’s will continue to try and use this as leverage, but Brat is smarter than that.

    Bob Shannon


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Tom White Says:

Nothing is more conservative than a republican wanting to get their majority back. And nothing is more liberal than a republican WITH a majority.

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