“The SAFE Act cannot be the conclusion of congressional action. With our national security at risk, lawmakers must be empowered to vet the vetting process before it moves forward. Unfortunately, there is no indication the Obama administration is willing to engage in constructive negotiations with Congress. Lawmakers should deny funding to this program until there is a real plan to mitigate the serious national security risks posed by Obama administration’s current resettlement plans.”
“Speaker Ryan was right. Senior national security officials acknowledge there are significant difficulties with properly vetting Syrian refugees. The Obama administration should not be allowed to go forward with this program. Although the SAFE Act sets up a more stringent vetting system for Syrian refugees, it provides no leverage for Congress to weigh in and relies solely on President Obama’s appointees to carry out the new vetting process. With our national security at risk, Congress has a duty to ensure there is a thorough and transparent vetting program in place. Lawmakers should deny funding to this program to ensure that there is a real plan to mitigate the serious national security risks posed by Obama administration’s current resettlement plans.”
“In the course of cleaning out the barn, John Boehner undermined a host of conservative legislative priorities. Conservatives should use the year-end appropriations process to reassert their prerogatives on appropriate spending levels and necessary policy riders such as defunding Planned Parenthood and preventing the implementation of President Obama’s unlawful amnesty.
“Conservatives are not looking for status quo policy outcomes achieved by different means. Lawmakers should use their Article I powers to fight for and achieve policy victories on the issues Americans care about.”
“Americans are looking for a president who can speak to the real anxieties they’re facing, not simply manage the status quo in Washington. They want someone that will fight the well-connected special interests and advance policies that work for everyone. Fortunately, conservatives have a deep and visionary field to choose from in this Opportunity for All, Favoritism to None primary.”
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“Speaker Ryan has an opportunity to unite Republicans by embracing a bold, conservative policy agenda. This moment did not occur by chance. Conservatives have delivered Republicans historic majorities in both the House and Senate, and they have a right to expect results.
“No member of Congress is above accountability. Heritage Action will continue to advocate positive, pro-growth policies that provide opportunity for all and favoritism to none, while providing real-time accountability when leaders and members stray.”