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    Reid Says Obama Executive Amnesty Delay Is Chance For Lame Duck Bill

    by Caroline May 9 Sep 2014, 1:15 PM PDT
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    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama’s decision to delay taking executive action gives Congress a chance to pass a major bill during the upcoming lame duck session, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid argued Tuesday.

    The delay is “another example of why” Congress should have moved forward with comprehensive immigration reform, Reid said. Since punting on executive amnesty, Obama aides have said a new deadline for action is the end of the year, leaving the December lame duck session - so-called because it occurs after the election but before the new Congress convenes - as the main opportunity for an immigration bill.

    At least one GOP lawmaker, Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), said he would like to address immigration in the lame duck session. "Yes. Absolutely I want it to. As soon as we can bring it up," Denham said Tuesday.

    “The president stated he’s going to do something administratively unless there is legislative action taken,” Reid told reporters. “It appears to me, based on what we have been told and what I see: Republicans still have a chance to do something — they complain, they plead, they stomp, ‘Why should the president do anything administratively. Let’s do it legislatively.’ They’ll have another chance to do it legislatively.”

    According to Reid, if Congress does not act Obama should go forward with executive action.

    “If they don’t, I hope the president goes real big and does something administratively. I believe he has the authority to do it,” he said.

    When asked if there is any chance of bringing legislation targeting president Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program to the floor, Reid responded. “Well if I have anything to do with it, no, no, no.”

    Earlier in the day, a group of Republicans, lead by Sens Ted Cruz (R-TX) and Jeff Sessions (R-AZ) held a press conference pushing for legislation to prevent President Obama from taking unilateral action to expand amnesty for undocumented immigrants.

    “They have every right to do whatever they want legislatively,” Reid said, when asked what would happen if the team lead by Cruz and Sessions insists on attaching legislation aimed at preventing an expansion of amnesty to the continuing resolution. “If they want to be the team of shutting down the government that is what they are going to have to do.”

    At a Tuesday press conference Cruz advocated using “any and all means necessary to prevent the president from illegally granting amnesty,” including inserting such language into the continuing resolution.

    “That, certainly, I think would be appropriate to include the CR, but I think we should use every tool at our disposal,” he said, adding he will wait to see what is in the continuing resolution before saying he will vote against it without that language.

    Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell deferred to the House when asked about the Cruz effort.

    “We’re going to wait and see what the House sends over,” he said. “I think they are going to act this week, and we’ll see what they send over, we’ll take a look at it.”

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    So disgusting to see Jeff Denham licking Obama and Reid's boots!

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    “If they don’t, I hope the president goes real big and does something administratively. I believe he has the authority to do it,” he said.
    Reid must use a different Constitution from the one I use.
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    By JAKE SHERMAN | 9/9/14 6:52 PM EDT Updated: 9/10/14 9:27 AM EDT
    December will be the lamest lame-duck session in a long time.


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    I find myself in a quandary. I tried to send a email to Jeff Denham, which was not accepted because it said I was not in the right zipcode, then I started getting emails from him like this

    Sherry,
    This weekend is critical. Yes, August is ending and so is the summer. But it’s also the last weekend before we plunge right into the heart of the election.
    This is our last chance to prepare. After this, it’s go time. Our opponent is already on the air, and there is way more where that came from.
    In fact, Pelosi has pledged to spend over 1 million dollars in negative ads against Jeff this fall!
    Please, can you help us stop the radical progressives in Washington from taking our district and giving Pelosi another vote in the House?

    The problem is do I support the lesser of two evils or support no one.



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    It is time to encourage another shut down, but no encouragement to end this shut down until they pass H.R. 5272. Just my opinion, if it takes two years to get Reid to see the light, so be it, it takes two years. Won't take that LONG, Reid's aliens can't go that long without their government bennies.

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    And what about the disabled or elderly CITIZENS who loose their benefits?
    NO AMNESTY

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    Tea party, lesson learned, plays nice this time

    By ERICA WERNER 1 hour ago

    WASHINGTON (AP) — The tea party may have learned its lesson.

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    As Congress finishes work on a must-pass spending bill set for votes next week, the most conservative lawmakers on Capitol Hill are eager to send a message on immigration, and stand firm against a government lending bank.

    But a year after they forced a 16-day partial government shutdown over President Barack Obama's health care law, few seem to have the stomach to push their demands that far again.


    "No question we learned that with the aid of the news media the Democrats were able to pin the blame on us" for last year's shutdown, said conservative Rep. Mo Brooks, R-Ala.


    This time around, Brooks said, "We need to pass whatever funding necessary to prevent a government shutdown, first and foremost."


    Rep. John Fleming, R-La., another tea party-aligned lawmaker, said: "I don't think any of us want to have a big battle" over the spending bill to fund government operations into December.


    Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced Wednesday that votes on the measure would be put off to next week to give lawmakers time to weigh the Obama administration's request to include authorization to aid Syrian rebels fighting Islamic State terrorists.


    Meanwhile some conservative lawmakers said they are leaning toward supporting the legislation crafted by GOP leaders, even though outside groups on the right are pushing for a "no" vote because it includes an extension of the Export-Import Bank. Many conservatives say the bank that lends to U.S. exporters amounts to corporate welfare.


    At the same time, conservatives are signaling they won't use the bill to make a stand over immigration.


    Conservatives led by Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, held a press conference this week demanding that Senate Democrats allow a vote on a House-passed measure to block Obama from using executive action to set immigration policy. But Cruz, who played a lead role in last year's shut down, stopped short of threatening to oppose the spending bill if it doesn't include such a measure. And he disclosed no plans to push House members to stand firm against the legislation if it doesn't deal with immigration, like he goaded them to do last year over health care.


    The new dynamic represents a change from the final days before Congress' August recess, when conservatives coached by Cruz and Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., forced House GOP leaders to scuttle legislation to deal with the unaccompanied minors at the border, and replace it with tougher measures.


    This time, "They'll make their own decision about that over there," Sessions said. "No one wants to be in a shutdown mode."


    Even those conservatives who plan to oppose the spending bill for one reason or another appear to be doing so in full confidence that it will pass anyway, with some Democratic support.


    "When I looked at the bill I figured that the leadership's already worked this out with the Democrats," said Rep. Thomas Massie, R-Ky., who was among the lawmakers in a meeting Tuesday night with Cruz. Massie and others want the bill to fund the government past the new year, to take the next round of fiscal negotiations out of a lame duck session.


    Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., also plans to vote "no" but said: "I do anticipate it will pass. ... I don't want to see a government shutdown, at all."


    Last year's shutdown amounted to a political fiasco for the GOP,
    disgusting voters and damaging the party's brand without doing anything to rein in Obamacare. One outcome was to strengthen the hand of party leaders, according to GOP aides, while also undercutting the credibility with House Republicans of the senators and outside groups who'd pushed for the shutdown, such as Heritage Action and the Club for Growth.


    At the same time, the little-known Export-Import Bank does not carry the political and emotional charge of Obamacare, while the immigration issue is not an immediate concern for most lawmakers since Obama announced he was postponing taking action until after the election. And with elections coming in November where Republicans hope to retake control of the Senate and pad their majority in the House, many have little interest in a messy dispute that could make them all look bad.


    "Sometimes you learn the hard way, but you learn," said John Feehery, a Republican consultant who worked for former House Speaker Dennis Hastert. "Republicans learned in the 1990s that government shutdowns can be painful, and they learned it again last year. It seems like every generation needs to learn it themselves, but once they learn it, they keep it learned."


    Well aware of the political calculations, Democrats have been doing what they can to fan talk of a shutdown.


    A press release from House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi's office Wednesday declared "Far-Right Groups Urge Another Republican Government Shutdown" after Heritage Action and Club for Growth announced their opposition to the spending bill.


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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnDoe2 View Post
    And what about the disabled or elderly CITIZENS who loose their benefits?
    There is one of each in this household. Personally the crossroads I seem to be coming to is that for the nation's sake even we may have to accept extreme sacrifice. I hope and pray it does not get that extreme, but working with politicians for a quarter century has only allowed it to bet worse, and we cannot accept this alienation to continue to get worse. Allowing it to continue will cheat American's children out of benefits, soon

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