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Congressman Ken Buck

Representing the 4th District of Colorado

Ken Buck Votes To Pause Syrian Refugee Resettlement

November 19, 2015
Press Release


Contact: Kyle Huwa, 202-225-4676

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Ken Buck joined a bipartisan majority in voting for H.R. 4038, a bill that pauses the resettlement of Syrian refugees to the United States. The bill passed with 289 votes in support, and only 137 opposed. In the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, this legislation gives Congress and the President time to determine a process that will keep Americans safe. 

“ISIS has declared war on the world,” Congressman Buck stated. “Our first priority is keeping Americans safe, which is what this bill does. We must put a hold on all Syrian refugee resettlement until we can determine how to ensure Americans’ safety.”

Buck continued, “I urge President Obama to sign this legislation immediately, because Americans should spend the Thanksgiving holiday celebrating our blessings in this country, not worrying about terrorist attacks.”

Rep. Ken Buck (CO-04) is the Freshman Class President. He serves on the House Judiciary Committee and the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.  He serves on the OGR Subcommittees on Government Operations and the Interior and is a member of the Judiciary Subcommittees on Immigration and Border Security and Crime, Terrorism, Homeland Security and Investigations.

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