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  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

    by Representative Diane Black

    Posted on 2015-01-14

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    BLACK asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Mrs. BLACK. Mr. Speaker, last year, I promised my constituents that, in the new year, we would bring the fight on illegal immigration and act to restore the separation of powers that was upended by President Obama's lawless overreach, and I meant it. That is why I proudly voted for the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act and the attached amendments.



    This bill is simple. It fully funds--yes, it fully funds--the DHS while ensuring that no dollars are made available for the President's executive amnesty.

    I am especially pleased that this measure contained key provisions of my bill, the Immigration Compliance Enforcement Act, which will defund the Obama administration's ``public advocate'' to lobby on behalf of illegal immigrants.

    Mr. Speaker, we still have three coequal branches of government, and when the President oversteps his bounds, we are compelled to respond.

    The SPEAKER pro tempore. The Chair will remind Members to refrain from engaging in personalities toward the President.

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