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What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border


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saw-vote-secure-borderRedState: What I Saw During Our Vote To Secure The Border

By: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (Diary) | August 5th, 2014 at 10:21 AM

July 31, 2014, the House decided to stay in DC and work. The Senate had already left town for their August recess. The President held a press conference to let the world know that in his opinion, he found dealing with Congress untenable and the body was dysfunctional because they could not pass a bill to send to him to do what he wanted done— not what the American people wanted, but what he wanted. Therefore, he would take action— executive action— with his pen and tend to the immigration issue.


What the President did not know and what he did not expect to happen was that House leadership and rank and file members had been huddling in the basement of the Capitol late into the night and early that morning to find a path forward to secure the border, repatriate the children, expedite the judicial process and pay for it without breaking the budget caps. We succeeded. Obviously, Scissors-32x32.png

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