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WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republicans passed a border supplemental bill Friday night.
The 223 – 189 vote came after an initial attempt at a border supplement failed to make it to the floor Thursday due to lack of support.
Late-night meetings and tweaks to the original bills found members emerging from a Friday morning House GOP conference meeting expressing optimism about the prospects of passing a supplemental border bill to help alleviate the ongoing crisis of unaccompanied minors and family units illegally crossing the southern border.
According to Fox News’ Chad Pergram, four Republicans voted “no” (Reps. Thomas Massie (R-KY), Stephen Fincher (R-TN), Walter Jones (R-NC) and Paul Broun (R-GA) and one Democrat voted “yes” Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX).
A bill targeting President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program is now set to be brought to the floor following the border supplement. Many Republicans have pointed to the presidents’ DACA program — which shields certain illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children from deportation — as inciting the flood of illegal immigration.
Since October more than 57,000 unaccompanied minors — the vast majority of who are from El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala — have been detained illegally crossing the southern border into the U.S. forcing the federal government to scramble for additional resources to cope with the influx.
Earlier in the summer, President Obama requested $3.7 billion to deal with the ongoing crisis. The supplemental appropriations bill the House GOP passed Friday night would supply $694 million to deal with the crisis — including providing additional funding to states to deploy the National Guard — and “fixes” a 2008 trafficking law that has made removing unaccompanied minors from countries other than Mexico difficult.
“Our plan reallocates $694 million to secure the border, provide emergency care, and prevent future arrivals,” House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) said after the vote. “This will ensure that children are reunited with families in their home countries. Our solution addresses the problem humanely, effectively, and expeditiously. The crisis at the border demands our attention. It demands our action. And it demands our immediate and unwavering leadership.”
The legislation is unlikely to go much farther, however. The Senate left for August recess this week after failing to pass a supplemental border bill and President Obama slammed House Republicans Friday for “trying to pass the most extreme and unworkable versions of a bill that they already know is going nowhere, that can’t pass the Senate and that if it were to pass the Senate I would veto. They know it.”
This week, the House of Representatives is considering taking action on the President’s request for $3.7 billion to deal with the border crisis. We need to urge them to say no to any funding unless they end the President’s executive amnesty.
Call the House Switchboard now at 1-888-970-9036 and ask to speak to your Representative. Tell them no border bailout without ending the President’s executive amnesty.
This is simply another case of Washington throwing more money at a problem as an attempt to solve it. Let’s face it, as long as the President’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program is in effect the influx of illegal immigrants will continue. And with the President’s commitment to issue some kind of executive amnesty before November, we must tell Congress to say no!
Senators Ted Cruz (TX) and Jeff Sessions (AL) are leading the effort to stop the President’s plans for executive amnesty and we need to give them back up by flooding the phones in Congress this week.
Call the House Switchboard now at 1-888-970-9036 and tell Congress to say no to any supplemental funding the President is requesting without stopping the President’s executive amnesty!
Conservative Firing Line -
On Saturday, a number of pro-Palestinian (read, anti-Israeli) protesters gathered for what amounted to an anti-Semitic hate-fest in Chicago.
Fox News’ “Cashin’ In” panelist Jonathan Hoenig was there,Twitchy said, and provided readers with a sample of the hate and lies spread by the protesters.
The Blaze -
Illegal immigration protesters descended upon historic Boston on Saturday decrying Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to offer shelter in the state to unaccompanied minors.
While Bree Sison of WBZ-TV estimated the crowd numbering in the hundreds, Boston.com described the area in front of the State House as “teeming with protesters,” noting that rally organizer Jeff Kuhner, host of WRKO’s The Kuhner Report, put the number closer to 10,000.
Sison did note that the rally was the largest she’s ever seen on Beacon Hill:
Yahoo News -
MIAMI (AP) — Federal officials have capped the amount of money scofflaws will be forced to pay if they don’t buy insurance this year at $2,448 per person and $12,240 for a family of five.
The amount is equal to the national average annual premium for a bronze level health plan. But only those with an income above about a quarter of a million dollars would benefit from the cap. Those making less would still have to pay as much as 1 percent of their annual income.
The penalty for the first year starts at $95 per adult or $47.50 per child under 18. The penalty for not buying insurance increases to 2 percent of income or $325, whichever is higher, for 2015. The fines are due when people file their 2014 taxes.
The figures, released late Thursday, are important because the White House has only provided theoretical caps in the past. Conservative lawmakers and groups that are critical of the Affordable Care Act encouraged consumers to skip buying insurance, arguing it would be cheaper to pay a $95 penalty, but often failed to mention the 1 percent clause.
The uninsured will owe 1/12th of the annual payment for each month they or their dependents don’t have either coverage or an exemption, according to the IRS.
Federal researchers predict that about 4 million people, including dependents, could be hit with fines by 2016. The Congressional Budget Office had previously projected 6 million would pay fines, but dropped the estimate because more people will be exempt from the law, partly due to changes in regulations.
When a DC Circuit Court of Appeals panel released its Obamacare-related decision earlier this week, the Left’s self-appointed “wonk” class kicked into damage control overdrive. The three-judge panel ruled that the ‘Affordable’ Care Act’s explicit language proscribed the distribution of subsidies to anyone who did not enroll through state-based marketplaces. The fallout of this decision, if it’s upheld down the line, is that consumers in the 36 states served by the federal exchange are ineligible to receive taxpayer-supported tax credits to offset the law’s high premiums. This outcome would wreak havoc on the law’s sustainability. Obamacare’s text couldn’t be clearer on this particular point, as even the Fourth Circuit Court, which reached the opposite ultimate conclusion,admitted; the limitation in question appears repeatedly in the legislative language. Many Obamacare supporters have insisted that this was an oversight. A drafting error. A typo. And conservatives raising this point are off their rockers, they sneer. One of the most influential players in this dispute is Jonathan Gruber, an MIT economist who is considered by many to be the architect of the law, and who toldthe New York Times, “I know more about this law than any other economist.” He’s filed amicus briefs in the relevant cases confirming liberals’ assertions that it was never anyone’s intention that only state-based exchange enrollees are eligible for taxpayer subsidies. Arguments to the contrary, he’s said, are “screwy,” “nutty,” “stupid,” and “desperate.”
Concerned about the dangerous journey through Mexico young adults from Central America must endure to get to the United States, the White House is looking at a plan that would bring the U.S. border to theillegal immigrant.
The New York Timesreported Thursday that the Obama administration is considering a plan that would “direct the government to screen thousands of children and youths in Honduras to see if they can enter the United States as refugees or on emergency humanitarian grounds.”
With a stroke of President Barack Obama‘s pen, the executive action would effectively grant amnesty to the minors by treating them as refugees, equating the violence in their country to past humanitarian emergencies in Vietnam and Haiti.
West Suburban Patriots is again proud to host filmmaker Dennis Michael Lynch on Friday evening, September 5, 2014.
DML often appears on FOX and THE BLAZE. He’s often heard on local and national radio programs, including Laura Ingraham, Glenn Beck and Dennis Miller. DML has built a reputation for being a passionate patriot who tells it like it is. He defends the American people at all costs but never loses respect for those with differing opinions. In addition to making films, each year he goes on a national speaker tour that draws thousands of people across the U.S.
From his important and critical work on the border exposing the financial and human cost of illegal immigration to his outspoken support of veterans, DML has been relentlessly fighting to save the American Dream for all Americans.
Seating is limited! Advance registration is strongly advised!
When: Friday, September 5, 2014
Doors open at 6:30 pm, program begins promptly at 7:30 pm
Where: Wheaton Bowl Banquet Room, 2031 N. Gary Ave., Wheaton, IL (southeast corner of Gary Ave. & Geneva Rd.)
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The Hill -
A pair of federal appeals courts delivered conflicting rulings Tuesday on ObamaCare, putting the law’s premium subsidies at risk in more than two dozen states.
In the first decision, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals said in a 2-1 decision that the Affordable Care Act (ACA) does not permit the IRS to distribute premium subsidies in the federal ObamaCare exchange, meaning those consumers must bear the full cost of their insurance.
“Because we conclude that the ACA unambiguously restricts the section 36B subsidy to insurance purchased on Exchanges ‘established by the State,’ we reverse the district court and vacate the IRS’s regulation,” the court said in its ruling.
Hours later, a separate appeals court came to a far different conclusion in King v. Burwell, ruling that the IRS had the discretion to issue subsidies given “ambiguity” in the language of the law.
“It is … entirely sensible that the IRS would enact the regulations it did,” Judge Roger Gregory wrote.
“We are satisfied that the IRS rule is a permissible construction of the statutory language.”
The contradictory rulings could fast-track the case to the Supreme Court, setting up a major legal showdown that conservatives believe could deal a fatal blow to President Obama’s healthcare law.