Tag: Immigration

House Oversight Tallies 3 Big Breakthroughs

April 09, 2016

Last night, years of House oversight efforts yielded three big breakthroughs. Here’s a quick rundown of what happened: Read More

The Constitution Is Clear: Presidents Don't Write Laws. Congress Does.

March 19, 2016

This is about any certain policy—this is about protecting our Article I powers. The Constitution is clear: Presidents don't write laws. Congress does. Read More

An Extraordinary Step to Defend Our Article I Powers

March 18, 2016

Yesterday, the House voted to authorize Speaker Ryan to file an amicus brief on behalf of the House in the upcoming U.S. v. Texas Supreme Court case. This is an extraordinary step necessary to defend Congress’s Article I powers under the Constitution. Read More

Statement on Passage of Resolution to Defend Congress's Article I Powers

March 17, 2016

“I commend the House for passing this important resolution to defend our Article I powers under the Constitution. The president’s gross abuse of his executive powers, both in regard to immigration and throughout his presidency, has created a fourth branch of government that operates with little to no transparency and undermines Congress, the body closest to the people." Read More

Speaker Ryan Just Introduced His First Resolution. Here’s Why.

March 15, 2016

On Monday, Speaker Ryan introduced a resolution that launches an unprecedented defense of Congress’s Article I powers under our Constitution. Read H. Res. 639. Here’s how he described the resolution—his first as Speaker—at a press conference today: Read More

Making Sure More Good People Don’t Become Victims

July 28, 2015

Kate Steinle died because state and local officials refused to enforce America’s immigration laws. 174 Democrats voted against this bill to protect Americans from criminals, and President Obama threatened to veto it. Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) even called Kate’s tragic death “a little thing.” He's wrong. This act of violence in San Francisco was entirely preventable. Read More

“This Tragedy Was Preventable”: Boehner on House Vote to Enforce Immigration Laws

July 23, 2015

The House is acting today to put state and local officials on notice that we’ll no longer allow them to decide how and when to enforce our nation’s laws. Read More

Excerpts from Speaker Boehner’s Interview on Face the Nation

July 12, 2015

Speaker Boehner discussed the ongoing nuclear talks with Iran, the House's investigation into the terrorist attacks in Benghazi, the Pope’s upcoming address to Congress, and much more. Read More

The Obama Administration ‘Looks Like They’re Struggling to Run the Government’

June 25, 2015

As scandals and crises engulfed the Obama administration last summer, outside observers began to openly wonder if the president and his team are up to the task of managing the government. A year later, it still looks that way: Read More

Will Senate Dems Come to the Table to Fund DHS, Stop the President’s Immigration Overreach?

March 02, 2015

This has been the custom of the Senate and the House of Representatives for almost 200 years. We want to go to conference with the Senate Read More