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    Boehner says House has spoken on DHS funding

    Boehner says House has spoken on DHS funding, Obama's plan for ISIS isn't 'smart'

    Published February 15, 2015FoxNews.com


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    FILE: August 23, 2014: A Shite fighter, who has joined in the fight against Islamic State, taking part in field training in Najaf, Iraq. (REUTERS)


    House Speaker John Boehner is giving little ground to President Obama and his fellow Democrats on Capitol Hill on key issues, blaming Senate Democrats if the Homeland Security Department runs out of money and criticizing the president’s proposal to fight The Islamic State.

    Boehner said on “Fox News Sunday,” in an interview taped on Friday, that Senate Democrats are blocking votes on a House-passed bill that funds the agency before federal funding runs out Feb. 27, but also rolls back Obama’s executive actions on immigration.

    And the House won’t send the Senate a new bill that Senate Democrats will accept, the Ohio Republican said.
    “One more time: The House has done its job under the Constitution. It's time for the Senate to do their job,” said Boehner, who has stated his position several times since Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell raised a flag Tuesday.

    However, he also defended McConnell, R-Ky., saying he has “done a great job” since taking control of the upper chamber in January, in part by offering Democrats numerous opportunities to offer amendments on bills.
    The office of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi responded to Boehner’s remarks just minutes after the interview was aired.

    "With only four legislative days left until the Republican Homeland Security Shutdown, Speaker Boehner made it clear that he has no plan to avoid a government shutdown,” said Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill. “The speaker's reliance on talking points and finger-pointing was a sad reflection of the fact that the Tea Party continues to hold the gavel as they insist on their futile anti-immigrant grandstanding.”

    Boehner also said the request for military force against the Islamic State militant group that Obama recently submitted to Congress is too restrictive and that he doesn’t know whether it will get congressional approval.
    “The president is asking for less authority than he has today under previous authorizations,” Boehner told Fox News. “I don't think that's smart.

    “We need a robust strategy to take on ISIL. No one has seen one from this White House yet. In addition to a robust strategy, I think we need to have a robust authorization. And I don't believe what the president sent here gives him the flexibility, or the authority, to take on this enemy and to win.”

    Boehner said Obama’s request was just the beginning of the authorization process and that the House will have “exhaustive” hearings on the issue and that bipartisan support is needed for passage.

    “How that turns out I think it's too early to predict,” he said.

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    Thank you House Republicans. Hold the line. Stand your ground. This will be an historic achievement that will be to your credit for putting Americans first.
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    Boehner draws fire for saying he's 'certainly' ready to let Homeland Security funding

    Boehner draws fire for saying he's 'certainly' ready to let Homeland Security funding lapse over immigration fight

    *Boehner was on 'Fox News Sunday' and blamed the Senate's Democrats for blocking a vote on a Department of Homeland Security budget
    *DHS funding expires on Feb. 27, part of last year's 'CRomnibus' budget compromise
    *Republicans are searching for a way to block President Obama's plan to mainstream millions of illegal immigrants without legislative approval
    *Democratic Sen. Chuck Schumer warned Boehner that 'he will be responsible for shutting down a large part of the government' if a stalemate continues into March

    By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com and Reuters

    Published: 11:20 EST, 15 February 2015 | Updated: 14:46 EST, 15 February 2015

    John Boehner, the Republican U.S. House of Representatives speaker, said on Sunday that he is 'certainly' willing to let funding for the Department of Homeland Security lapse as part of a Republican push to roll back President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.

    With a Feb. 27 deadline looming for funding the department, Senate Democrats three times this month blocked consideration of the Homeland Security appropriations bill, which has already been approved by the House.

    'Senate Democrats are the ones standing in the way. They're the ones jeopardizing funding,' Boehner told Fox News on Sunday. Asked if he was prepared to let financing for the department lapse, he said: 'Certainly. The House has acted. We've done our job.'


    CERTAINLY': Boehner threw down the gauntlet on Sunday, saying he's prepared to see the Homeland Security Department strapped for cash if Senate Democrats don't agree to a vote on the agency's budget

    Last week in an angry moment, Boehner called on Senate Democrats to 'get up off their a** and do something.'

    Arizona Senator John McCain, a leading Republican voice on national security matters, told NBC's 'Meet the Press' of his alarm at the situation.

    'The American people did not give us majority to have a fight between House and Senate Republicans,' McCain said, referring to Republicans taking control of both the House and Senate after November's congressional elections.

    'They want things done. You cannot cut funding from the Department of Homeland Security. We need to sit down and work this thing out.'

    Democrats want to fund the department but oppose House amendments stripping funding from Obama's 2012 and 2014 executive orders lifting a deportation threat for millions of illegal immigrants.

    The Republican legislation passed by the House put Senate Republicans in a tough position because not only do they lack the votes to prevent Obama's fellow Democrats from using procedural hurdles to block the bill but also some Republican senators have expressed misgivings about tying homeland security funding to the immigration issue.

    'The House has acted to de-fund the department and to stop the president's overreach when it comes to immigration and his executive orders,' Boehner said.

    'The Congress just can't sit by and let the president defy the Constitution and defy his own his oath of office.'

    Senate Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, warned Boehner that he risked incurring the wrath of voters if the standoff persists into March.

    'He knew exactly what he was doing,' Schumer said of the speaker in a statement, 'saying "Unless I get my way, I'm going to shut down a large part of the government".'

    'To now blame Democrats when members of his own party, conservative leaders and others have all asked him to back off this game of chicken is disingenuous at best.'

    If Boehner sticks to his guns 'as he did in 2013,' Schumer predicted, 'he will be responsible for shutting down a large part of the government, the American people will perceive it that way, and his party and the country will suffer for it.'


    'Senate Democrats are the ones standing in the way. They'rethe ones jeopardizing funding,' Boehner told 'Fox News Sunday' host Chris Wallace (right)

    Voters, however, punished Democrats, not Republicans, in 2014, the national election following the 2013 partial government shutdown. The GOP gained control of the Senate where Schumer is now in a shrinking minority, and added to its majority in the House.

    Nancy Pelosi, who lost the speakership to Boehner in the tea party landslide of 2010, added to the carping from the left.


    BLAME THE TEA PARTY: Far-left House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says Boehner is being held captive by the far right

    'With only four legislative days left until the Republican Homeland Security Shutdown, Speaker Boehner made it clear that he has no plan to avoid a government shutdown that would threaten the safety of the American people,' Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill told Reuters.

    'The speaker's reliance on talking points and finger-pointing was a sad reflection of the fact that (the) Tea Party continues to hold the gavel as they insist on their futile anti-immigrant grandstanding.'

    Obama has threatened to veto the House-passed measure.

    Democrats insist on a 'clean' funding bill with no immigration restrictions. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, a Republican, said last week that the Senate was 'stuck' and the next move was up to the House.

    'Unfortunately, I don't see exactly how Congress is going to resolve this,' White House Chief of Staff Denis McDonough told CBS's 'Face the Nation.'

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    'Senate Democrats are the ones standing in the way. They're the ones jeopardizing funding,' Boehner told Fox News on Sunday. Asked if he was prepared to let financing for the department lapse, he said: 'Certainly. The House has acted. We've done our job.'
    You know, as upset as I get with Boehner, I have to say that when he's on, he's on. That is the most perfect statement on the DHS situation as there will be.

    Not a dime, Republicans, not a dime. Hold the line. Stand your ground. This issue is why we have 2 legislative chambers instead of one, and 3 branches of government. This is also why all spending bills must originate in the US House of Representatives, instead of the Senate.
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