House Prohibits Executive Action on Immigration in DHS Appropriations
Today, U.S. Representative Rob Woodall issued the following statement regarding his support of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations Act of 2015. The legislation provides funding for the agency through the remainder of FY2015, while including specific language prohibiting President Obama’s unilateral action on immigration.
“Last November, President Obama made the decision to bypass the American people’s Congress – and recklessly tether the legitimate responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security to his unconstitutional actions,” said Rep. Woodall. “With this bill today, we in the House have unequivocally rejected the President’s unilateral action and overreach, while enabling the men and women within DHS to continue working diligently to keep America safe.”
“There is a great deal we can accomplish in the 114th Congress, and today’s vote is a clear indication of our commitment to the legislative business at hand, but it’s also a defense of the Constitution and separation of powers.”
Woodall represents the Seventh Congressional District of Georgia, which includes the majority of Gwinnett and Forsyth counties, and currently serves as Chairman of the Rules Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process.