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Congressman Tony Cardenas

Representing the 29th District of California

CÁRDENAS: “I AM DISAPPOINTED IN THIS HOUSE”

Jan 14, 2015
Press Release
Wednesday, the House passed a polarizing funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In the bill, Republican House members attached multiple “poison-pill” amendments. These amendments would devastate fixes President Obama recently made to the broken American immigration system.

CÁRDENAS: “I AM DISAPPOINTED IN THIS HOUSE”

 

(Washington, D.C.) – Wednesday, the House passed a polarizing funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). In the bill, Republican House members attached multiple “poison-pill” amendments. These amendments would devastate fixes President Obama recently made to the broken American immigration system.

Following the vote, U.S. Rep. Tony Cárdenas (D-San Fernando Valley), a member of the prestigious House Committee on Energy and Commerce, issued a statement:

“Today, Republicans voted to deport kids brought to America as babies and educated in our schools,” said Cárdenas. “They voted to make it harder to legally immigrate to America. They voted to ignore Republicans and Democrats who know we can supercharge our economy with a comprehensive solution to a comprehensive failure in our immigration system.

“Worst of all, they voted to weaken border security and cripple our intelligence community. We must not use politics to jeopardize funding during a time when international terrorism is a threat to our nation. I am disappointed in this House, and how quickly we returned to writing laws to win elections, instead of thinking about what is best for the country.”

President Obama has already promised to veto the DHS funding bill, should it pass the Senate.

 

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