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Letter to John Boehner, Speaker of the House of Representatives, Kevin McCarthy, Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, and Steve Scalise, Majority Whip of the House of Representatives - Executive Action on Immigration

Dear Speaker Boehner, Leader McCarthy, and Whip Scalise:

We write you today to thank you for standing firm and forcing the Senate to act on a Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill that stops President Obama's unlawful executive actions on immigration. The House of Representatives continues to reflect the will and sentiment of the majority of Americans by combatting the President's executive overreach.

The Federal District Court's concerns with the President's executive actions on immigration are very encouraging. However, we must remember that these decisions are subject to review by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of the United States, and the ultimate fate of the President's executive action remains in question. For this reason, the Legislative Branch has a responsibility to use its exclusive and constitutionally-granted authority to prevent the President's unlawful usurpation of power, without waiting for a final interpretation from the Judicial Branch. District Court rulings can be overturned, but the power of the purse is absolute.

As elected representatives of the people, we have an obligation to act. American voters supported our position of opposing executive overreach during the November elections, and are solely responsible for giving us control of the Senate as well as a historic majority in the House.

Regardless of how we may feel about immigration issues generally, the issue at hand is the preservation of the separation of powers and the preservation of the Constitution. Now is the time to stand firm against these unlawful executive actions.

Sincerely,

Martha Roby Jeff Duncan
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Jim Jordan Matt Salmon
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Dave Brat Louie Gohmert
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Steve King Ryan Zinke
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John Fleming Jim Bridenstine
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Ted Yoho Bradley Byrne
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Gary Palmer Mo Brooks
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Tim Huelskamp Curt Clawson
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Mark Sanford Randy Weber
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Paul Gosar John Duncan
Member of Congress Member of Congress

David Schweikert Doug Lamborn
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Brian Babin Walter Jones
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Steven Palazzo Jeff Miller
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Cynthia Lummis Barry Loudermilk
Member of Congress Member of Congress

Tom McClintock Lou Barletta
Member of Congress Member of Congress


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