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Buck Votes to Fund Department of Homeland Security and Defund President’s Unilateral Actions

January 15, 2015
Press Release
Contact: Katherine Rosario, 202-225-4676

Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) voted in favor of H.R. 240, the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act , 2015 and released the following statement:

"This week I responded to calls from a majority of Americans to fund the Department of Homeland Security and defund President Obama’s unprecedented, unilateral action on immigration.  Congress, not the President, has the authority to change our immigration laws. Even President Obama admitted this repeatedly before he took his recent executive actions on immigration.  Passing H.R. 240  was an important first step to ensure changes to our immigration system are made through the proper channels.  Once the Senate acts, it is incumbent on President Obama to put the security of the American people before his political goals.”

Rep. Buck also supported all five amendments to H.R. 240 and was strongly in favor of the DeSantis, Roby amendment to ensure domestic violence perpetrators and sex offenders are priorities for removal by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. 

Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. He is also a member of the Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee and the Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Judiciary Committee.

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