Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015by Representative Paul Ryan
Posted on 2015-01-13
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 13, 2015
The House in Committee of the Whole House on the state of
the Union had under consideration the bill (H.R. 240) making
appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other
Mr. RYAN of Wisconsin. Mr. Chair, I will vote in favor of H.R. 240
and the amendments thereto, because the bill meets our nation's
security needs while also maintaining fiscal discipline.
H.R. 240 prioritizes funding for border security at a time when it is badly needed and also checks the President's executive overreach. This bill holds the President accountable for exceeding his constitutional authority and upholds the rule of law.
Though I am opposed to the President's executive actions on immigration, I am committed to fixing our broken immigration system. The Constitution authorizes the legislature, not the executive, to reform our immigration laws, and that is why I will continue working with my colleagues to secure our borders and fix our legal immigration system. Rather than trying to go around Congress, I would encourage the President to work with Congress to achieve real, lasting reform.