The Republican-controlled House of Representatives voted Tuesday to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the end of the budget year — without any restrictions on immigration. The vote is a victory for President Obama as Republicans had wanted to strip funding for the president’s executive actions on immigration from the bill.
The measure, which passed 257-167, now heads to President Obama, who is expected to sign it.
Earlier Tuesday, in a closed-door meeting with rank-and-file Republicans, House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, reportedly said the House is making the right decision, but he remained critical of Obama’s action to temporarily block the deportation of millions of immigrants in the U.S. illegally.
“I am as outraged and frustrated as you at the lawless and unconstitutional actions of this president,” Boehner told his caucus, according to a source who was in the room.
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Does the teaparty really believe this lie about how lawless our President is? I know they enjoy upsetting and bullying others. I was hoping it was part of the bluster and bull. I know the speaker does not believe what he is saying. Honestly, I am not sure what I think of the speaker. I can not imagine having so many fools in the house of Congress. I can not imagine that walk he had to make to the Democrats begging for help. I am sure Nancy was blunt when he could not even pull of a seven day funding of our homeland. All I can say is Thank You Democrats.