UPDATE: The Senate is at their D.C. offices

February 18, 2015
Update: Early this week, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen, who is considering a lawsuit joined by 26 states against President Obama’s executive action, issued an injunction that temporarily blocks the illegal amnesty. In his ruling, he noted that the amnesty would be nearly impossible to reverse, and that the case presented by the states has a reasonable chance of success. While Judge Hanen’s ruling is good news, it is not a final victory. The best way to stop Obama’s amnesty is for Congress to block funding for it! Read more here. 
Your Senators are home this week, so click TAKE ACTION below for information on calling their state offices! Please focus special attention on Democratic senators and Sen. Dean Heller (R-NV), who refuse to allow debate on the House-passed bill that funds the entire Department of Homeland Security but blocks the funds for amnesty

February 16, 2015

Funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) runs out next Friday, February 27th. Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is still trying to get Democrats to end their filibuster and vote to begin debate on the bill.
As we explained here, the Senate has voted three times to proceed to the bill, but Democrats (and Senator Dean Heller (R-NV)) have blocked it.Leader McConnell even presented a compromise to the Democrats that would allow Senators to offer amendments in an alternating fashion between Republicans and Democrats (something Harry Reid would have never done). That way, Democrats could vote on their so-called “clean” funding bill. However, Sen. Durbin objected to this opportunity, suggesting that the Senate simply take up a separate, Senate-originated DHS funding bill.There is one problem with Senator Durbin’s suggestion: The Constitution. As you know, all funding bills must originate in the House, therefore, the Senate has no choice but to proceed to the bill the House sent them. Once they begin debate, they could strip the language blocking funds for the President’s amnesty, but the Democrats (and Senator Heller) are refusing to even begin debate!

The House of Representatives has already done its job by funding the Department of Homeland Security while refusing to pay for President Obama’s illegal executive amnesty. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise made it clear:

“The only path forward on DHS is for the Senate to get on the bill.” Several House delegations have sent letters, like this one from the Indiana delegation, to their Democratic Senators asking them to reconsider their filibuster, and 169 House members, led by Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte, sent this letter to Minority Leader Reid asking him to stop playing politics with the Constitution.The Senate has recessed, and your Senators should be home. Please use the phone script to call their state offices and demand they bring up the House-passed bill. Also, if possible, please make a special effort to drop by the office and share your concerns in a respectful fashion.

As a reminder, here are a few reasons the Democrats are terrified of having to debate the executive, illegal amnesty. President Obama’s actions:

The Senate has recessed, and your Senators should be home. Please CALL YOUR SENATORS (click Take Action below — enter your information — then click Place Call. You will be prompted with the Senator’s D.C. phone number, and a suggested message). 
Capitol Switchboard (202) 224-3121

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