House Votes Down Stop-Gap DHS Funding Bill

From Breitbart:


The House voted down a three-week, short term Department of Homeland Security funding bill Friday afternoon. The measure failed on a vote of 203-224 with 52 Republicans voting against the measure.

The three-week measure was intended as a stop-gap to allow the House and Senate time to reconcile their divergent DHS appropriations bills without a DHS shutdown. Funding for DHS expires at midnight.

Last month the House passed a DHS funding bill with provisions to block President Obama’s executive amnesty.

When the bill reached the Senate, Democrats spent much of the month of February refusing to allow debate on it because they opposed the immigration provisions.

After nearly a month of Democrats blocking consideration of the bill, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell acquiesced to Democrat demands this week and moved a so-called “clean” DHS bill, free of the controversial riders. The Senate passed that clean bill Friday morning.

Following the Senate’s passage of the bill, House Republicans passed a motion to go to conference with the Senate to reconcile the chambers’ divergent Department of Homeland Security funding bills Friday on a vote of 228-191.

Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV) has already said, however, that Senate Democrats will not entertain a conference committee to blend the bills. “We will not allow a conference to take place. It won’t happen,” Reid told reporters this week.

With the clock ticking on the expiration of DHS funding House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) announced after the three-week funding bill failed that votes later Friday night and into the weekend are possible.

As it became apparent that the three-week measure would fail, House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) exited the House chamber in silence. He did not respond to questions.


Is this is the stand off we’ve been waiting for?  The Republicans control the House and the Senate, so the idea they should immediately cave and refuse to even negotiate with the president is not only horrible strategy, but it’s also a rejection of the original purpose of the three branches.

Here are the 52 congressmen and women who have defied both Boehner and Obama by doing their jobs:

1. Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas)

2. Rep. Lou Barletta (R-Pa.)

3. Rep. Joe Barton (R-Texas)

4. Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.)

5. Rep. Dave Brat (R-Va.)

6. Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-Okla.)

7. Rep. Mo Brooks (R-Ala.)

8. Rep. Curt Clawson (R-Fla.)

9. Rep. Sean Duffy (R-Wis.)

10. Rep. Blake Farenthold (R-Texas)

11. Rep. Stephen Fincher (R-Tenn.)

12. Rep. John Fleming (R-La.)

13. Rep. Randy Forbes (R-Va.)

14. Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.)

15. Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas)

16. Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.)

17. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R-Va.)

18. Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.)

19. Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.)

20. Rep. Tim Huelskamp (R-Kansas)

21. Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-Calif.)

22. Rep. Robert Hurt (R-Va.)

23. Rep. Sam Johnson (R-Texas)

24. Rep. Walter Jones (R-N.C.)

25. Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio)

26. Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa)

27. Rep. Raul Labrador (R-Idaho)

28. Rep. Doug Lamborn (R-Colo.)

29. Rep. Barry Loudermilk (R-Ga.)

30. Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)

31. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.)

32. Rep. Mick Mulvaney (R-S.C.)

33. Rep. Randy Neugebauer (R-Texas)

34. Rep. Pete Olson (R-Texas)

35. Rep. Steve Pearce (R-N.M.)

36. Rep. Scott Perry (R-Pa.)

37. Rep. Ted Poe (R-Texas)

38. Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-Texas)

39. Rep. Tom Rice (R-S.C.)

40. Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.)

41. Rep. Thomas Rooney (R-Fla.)

42. Rep. Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.)

43. Rep. Mark Sanford (R-S.C.)

44. Rep. Lamar Smith (R-Texas)

45. Rep. Mark Walker (R-N.C.)

46. Rep. Ben Wenstrup (R-Ohio)

47. Rep. Roger Williams (R-Teas)

48. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Va.)

49. Rep. Kevin Yoder (R-Kansas)

50. Rep. Justin Amash (R-Mich.)

51. Ron DeSantis (R-Fla.)

52. Rep. Scott DesJarlais (R-Tenn.)

Well done, but you can quit talking like the entire department would shut down. As evidenced before, we know it’s only a handful who would be affected, then come back to work with retro-pay.

 It’s time for ALL of Congress to grow a spine, for Boehner and McConnell to finally do what we put them there to do and defy Obama’s illegal amnesty. Period.


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10 Responses to House Votes Down Stop-Gap DHS Funding Bill

  1. Uriel says:

    Oopsie. Guess those half mil office frou frous can go back now to help pay those it was Supposed to be for to begin with.

  2. Hardnox says:

    Good… it’s about damned time!

  3. BrianR says:

    Your celebration is premature.

    First, there’s the problem in the Senate, where McConnell has ALREADY backed down and essentially ceded the game to Reid and the scumbag Dem/socialists.

    Then there’s the problem that Tan Boy Boehner turned to the Dems in the House to help him pass a one-week funding bill, which Obozo promptly signed into law. So, again as usual, Boehner’s also thrown in the towel.

    THIS is exactly why I quit the GOP back in 2008, and refused to vote for McIdiot, or anybody like him since. They’re absolutely worthless wastes of air and skin.

    They run making BIG promises of how they’re going to act like real conservatives, and the minute they’re in office they go right back to being the Dem-Lite party. They disgust me beyond words, even more than the real Dems, because at least the Dems make no bones about what they’re trying to do, and THEY know how to fight for what they want.

    I respect my enemies WAY more than my “friends”.

    • Kathy says:

      So true, Brian. This hit late yesterday evening and a few hours later, they pushed it through anyway, making for a short celebration that ended with ‘oh, never mind.’

      As for McConnell – we wasted our time with the November elections – it’s as if they never happened.

      Ditto the respect for our enemies.

  4. tannngl says:

    Where was Gowdy?

    Thanks for the list, Kathy. My representative wasn’t there either. He’s a riup; republican in union’ pocket.
    I see many REAL tea party electees there, though. At least they’re trying. But still not in power yet.
    How sad that the people’s representatives do NOT represent them.

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  6. Seems to me if homeland security is not apprroved, the national guard will fill in instead. That is the purpose of the NG, to guard the homeland.

    • Kathy says:

      If we did that, Rudy, then we wouldn’t have a need for another bloated government agency.

      They did later approve it, for a week, which will only lead to approval for the rest of the year.

      Thanks for the visit.

    • Uriel says:

      Rudy. I remember reading something about a law where they cant because there was a murder involving them on the border. But this being special AND given the gravity. I would expect to see border states doing that anyway.