Sam Johnson, Texas Delegation Fight Executive Amnesty

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Washington, January 12, 2015 | comments

Washington, DC – Today, U.S. Congressman Sam Johnson (TX-03) joined fifteen members of the Texas Delegation in reaffirming the fight against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty.

“President Obama’s executive amnesty is an affront to the rule of law,” said Johnson. “I have voted time and again to STOP his amnesty efforts. That’s why I voted against the CR/Omnibus in December, and that’s why this week I will vote to defund the President’s executive amnesty. As a longtime, staunch supporter for strong border security and the strict enforcement of our Nation’s immigration laws, I am fully committed to holding the President accountable for his unlawful actions. This is one of my top priorities in 2015.”

Full text of the Texas Members’ joint statement:

“As members of the Texas delegation, we will continue to stand firmly against any action that erodes our constitutional values, degrades our nation’s rule of law, and circumvents the legislative process. Since the President announced his amnesty plan, we have been vigorously fighting against his unconstitutional actions and have been working together to find effective solutions to win this battle.

“Last December House Republicans vowed to take up legislation in the second week of the 114th Congress to fight the President’s illegal executive fiat. Today the Republicans of the Texas Delegation join together in support of legislation that is scheduled to be considered by the House this week that stops the President’s amnesty plan and reflects our conservative values. This legislation would prevent the President from enforcing his executive amnesty plan by barring any funds from being used to carry out his executive actions or any other related illegal executive action that he might take in the future. While we recognize the value that legal immigrants bring to our nation and the economy, we must ensure that our laws are followed. We support this legislation because it enforces the law, secures our border, and reinforces the oath that we have taken as legislators to preserve and protect the Constitution.

“As Members of Congress, we have the responsibility to effectively work within the constraints of the Constitution and the limits of the law. As members of the Texas delegation, we have the responsibility to act in the best interest of the people of Texas. This week we will uphold both of those responsibilities by preserving our nation’s rule of law, fighting for the people of Texas, and combating the President’s unconstitutional, unilateral actions.”

Texas Members in joint statement: Congressman Brian Babin, Congressman Kevin Brady, Congressman John Carter, Congressman Blake Farenthold, Chairman Bill Flores, Chairman Jeb Hensarling, Congressman William Hurd, Congressman Sam Johnson, Chairman Michael McCaul, Congressman Randy Neugebauer, Congressman Pete Olson, Congressman Ted Poe, Congressman John Ratcliffe, Chairman Pete Sessions, Chairman Lamar Smith, and Chairman Mac Thornberry.

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