Congress has seen its fair share of shady deals, but the most recent is on the topic of immigration. Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA) has introduced a resolution (H. Res. 774) to force several votes on immigration-related bills that take a 218 vote threshold to pass. Rep. Denham already has the full support of all Democrats in the House. If he were to gain the support of 41 Republicans, the vote to proceed to the resolution will not need a committee vote or approval from Leadership.
Four votes would take place as a result of this resolution. The first vote would be on Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) which, despite its extensive border security measures, does not currently have the 218 votes needed to pass. The second vote would be on Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard’s (D-CA) Dream Act (H.R. 3440) which provides massive amnesty to 3 million immigrants. This may have a chance of passing with the overwhelming Democrat support. The third and fourth votes would be on amendments of Rep. Denham’s and Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) choosing.
Many Members have co-sponsored this resolution because they have been told that President Trump supports it. This is a lie! Speaker Ryan has publicly said that he will not support this resolution and that the President would likely veto it. Considering a vote on H. Res. 774 is a waste of time and taxpayer money.
Call or email your Representative now to tell them not to co-sponsor or support Rep. Denham’s H. Res. 774!
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