Senate to Vote on Obama’s Unconstitutional Amnesty

Washington – The Senate is likely to vote on the legitimacy of President Obama’s unilateral, unlawful actions, which include granting quasi-legal status, work permits and Social Security numbers to those who are in the country illegally.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“If Senators are opposed to President Obama’s executive action on immigration, they should vote in favor of Sen. Cruz’s constitutional point of order.  A vote against the point of order is a vote in favor of unchecked presidential power and granting work permits and Social Security numbers to people who are in the country illegally.  Heritage Action urges all Senators to vote yes.”

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Conservatives to Congress: Don’t Lard Up the NDAA

Yesterday, Heritage Action, Concerned Women for America and eight other groups sent a letter to the House members:

Instead of focusing on our national security, the lands package, as currently written, grants the federal government more ownership over America’s lands and creates additional restrictions on land-use policies.  Further, this lands deal package includes creating a commission to study building a women’s history museum.  Every indication points to the museum including exhibits that would in fact be offensive to military members. For example, the current National Women’s History Museum website glorifies Bella Abzug, who worked to drastically reduce military spending and said, “I am not being facetious when I say that the real enemies in this country are the Pentagon and its pals in big business.”

The full letter (PDF) is below:

Heritage Action on Tax Extender Package

Washington – Today, the House will vote on a short-term, retroactive extension of dozens of expired tax breaks, commonly referred to as an extenders  package (H.R. 5771).  Heritage Action released the following statement from communications director Dan Holler:

“Today’s vote illustrates how dysfunctional and broken Washington has become.  Lawmakers are being asked to retroactively incentivize investments made during the past 11 months.  Each provision should be allowed stand or fall on its own merit, and the vast majority of these provisions would not survive such scrutiny.”

The House Must Fight Now, Not Later 

Washington – According to reports, the Republican-controlled House is preparing to allow “GOP lawmakers an outlet to vent some of their frustrations” with the President.  The process described would do nothing to block his unilateral, unlawful changes which include granting quasi-legal status, work permits and Social Security numbers to those who are in the country illegally.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“The fight is now, not next year.  Americans expect real action, not a show vote. Conservatives in Congress must use the power of the purse to block President Obama’s executive actions – actions which are opposed by some in his own party.  Rather than hand the President a blank check for amnesty, the House should attach a rider to their appropriations bill that stops the President’s unlawful amnesty program.”

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Memo: Reid has few good options on immigration

Obama To Announce Amnesty, Congress Must Respond

Washington – Tonight, President Obama will announce sweeping changes to our nation’s immigration laws.  Those unilateral, unlawful changes will include granting amnesty and work permits to as many as five million immigrants residing illegally in the country.  Heritage Action released the following statement from chief executive officer Michael A. Needham:

“By asserting a sweeping expansion of presidential powers and ignoring the will of the American people, Barack Obama is precipitating a crisis.  Inaction is not an acceptable response.  Congress can retain its constitutional authority and fight for hardworking Americans all across the country by denying funding and resources for such a program.  Anything less will amount to a blank check for Obama’s unlawful amnesty program.”