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As of this writing, it appears that House Republicans are only going to try the same old ‘show vote’ again

Posted by Ann Corcoran on September 22, 2016

I don’t know exactly what is happening. I don’t have any inside track, but since you all have been calling your members of Congress to defund the Refugee Admissions Program (Rep. Babin’s strategy is a good one), I need to tell you what some House Republicans proposed two days ago.

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Republican Congressional leaders have been enabling Obama for years. And, they are about to do it again on refugee funding. Why?

Go here to page 8 of HR 6071 (Title III Ensuring vetting of refugees to Keep Americans Safe).

It is the same old scam they tried to pull last year where the Director of the FBI and the Director of National Intelligence would certify that individual refugees from only Iraq and Syria would have to be ‘certified’ terror free.

This is what Senator Jeff Sessions said last year when Congress was addressing the same issue!

The Republican Congress decides how many are brought to America by how much funding they make available.

Senator Jeff Sessions last year:

There is only one true check now against the President going it alone: Congressional funding. In his annual budget request, the President asked for more than $1 billion to fund the Refugee Admissions Program. All Congress has to do is make clear that the President’s funding request will not be granted unless he meets certain necessary Congressional requirements – the first of which should be to make clear that Congress, not the President, has the final say on how many refugees are brought into the United States and from where.

Apparently negotiations are on-going between the House and Senate to get the Continuing Budget Resolution done so they can get home to campaign so they can get back in there in January and not do their work again next year.

Will let you know what I learn later today or tomorrow (you may know before me!).

See my tag ‘Where is Congress’ for everything I’ve written on the funding issue in recent weeks.

10 Responses to “As of this writing, it appears that House Republicans are only going to try the same old ‘show vote’ again”

  1. Reading that Bill, one must ask, “Or what?” If there are more terrorist attacks by “refugees”, is there a dollar-for-dollar appropriations offset to the Refugee Resettlement Program (which neither Obama nor any agency respects either!) This is the same nonsense to fill the trough at all costs! Not that I care whether Washington, DC “cares” about me or mine, but this is politically and physically dangerous ground. They know and understand the threat to Americans, yet they continue because they can. Well, that only works for so long. I would rather shut down the government (70% is on automatic pilot anyways) than allow this program to continue.

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    • Ann Corcoran said

      I’m all for shutting it down over this funding! It would be Obama shutting it down if the R’s had the guts to send him a CR with no funding for refugees. Make Obama take the blame for a change!

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  5. Anyone have any suggestions for this resolution I am writing for my county GOP executive committee?

    TITLE:
    A Resolution to be Submitted to the SC Congressional Delegation with copies to the State GOP Executive Committee
    and the National Republican Committee Respecting the Settlement of Persons from Refugee Camps Abroad

    Whereas, the United States is facing terrorist attacks on almost a daily basis, and

    Whereas, the perpetrators of these attacks are associated with countries known to harbor terrorist, and

    Whereas, the President wants to bring more potential terrorists to the United States through the United State Refugee Resettlement Program, and

    Whereas, it the the duty of our Congress to insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense and promote the general welfare among other related duties including establishing wise rules for immigration, and

    Whereas, the budget of the United States is currently under consideration in the Congress, and

    Whereas, Senator Jeff Sessions, speaking to this subject last year said:

    There is only one true check now against the President going it alone: Congressional funding. In his annual budget request, the President asked for more than $1 billion to fund the Refugee Admissions Program. All Congress has to do is make clear that the President’s funding request will not be granted unless he meets certain necessary Congressional requirements – the first of which should be to make clear that Congress, not the President, has the final say on how many refugees are brought into the United States and from where.

    Therefore,

    Be it Resolved, that the Executive Committee of the Spartanburg County Republican Party assembled this day, September 22nd, 2016, calls upon the Congress of the United Sates generally, and our congressional delegation particularly, to protect the citizenry from threat of terrorist attacks by using Congress’ power over the budget to defund the U.S./U.N. Assize and Refugee Resettlement programs that carry risks to the general population.

    Christina Jeffrey
    Executive Committeeman
    Trinity Methodist Church Precinct

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  7. bill johannes said

    EVICT/vote these DIRTBAG Rinos… OUT.. Period !

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  8. Personally I want obama out of office and if possible out of the U.S.A. He worships his “DEADBEAT” father, so let him go to live in the mud hut his father lived in. As for immigrants, absolutely NO more! In fact “EJECT” the ones already here! That means legal, illegal, muslim and/or otherwise!

    On Thu, Sep 22, 2016 at 10:27 AM, Refugee Resettlement Watch wrote:

    > Ann Corcoran posted: “I don’t know exactly what is happening. I don’t have > any inside track, but since you all have been calling your members of > Congress to defund the Refugee Admissions Program (Rep. Babin’s strategy is > a good one), I need to tell you what some House Republic” >

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