Press Release

McHenry Votes to Defund President's Executive Action on Immigration

Legislation also provides funding for Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year

Washington, January 14, 2015 | Jeff Butler (202-225-2576)

Today, Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry (R, NC-10) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015

“President Obama’s executive actions on immigration announced this past November represented an unprecedented overreach going well beyond his Constitutional powers. In December, House Republicans committed to blocking them while fully funding the Department of Homeland Security and today we have done just that.
“The funding bill passed this morning maintains necessary funding for DHS while also blocking all funding to implement the President’s unconstitutional executive actions, keeping the promise House Republicans made to the American people late last year.  It is clear our immigration system needs drastic reforms beginning with real border security.  These reforms can be accomplished through bipartisan negotiations, not unilateral executive decree.”