Rep. Tom Graves (R-Ga.) is working with several House Republicans to strip Rep. Pete Aguilar’s (D-Calif.) amendment that would allow illegal aliens who receive the unconstitutional DACA executive amnesty to compete with American workers for jobs with the federal government. The amendment was passed by a voice vote as part of the FY18 Financial Services and General Government spending bill.
Some Republicans joined the Democrats in the voice vote to pass the amendment. When other committee members appealed to have a recorded vote, House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.) denied the request, shielding the Republicans who supported the amnesty amendment.
Rep. Graves, who is the Financial Services Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman later released a public statement saying that he voted against the measure and urged his fellow committee members to do the same. A staffer on the appropriations committee said that, “we’re focus is on getting [the jobs-for-illegal aliens language] ripped out”.
The next step is to have the House Committee on Rules declare the amendment not in order, which would allow a House member to request that it be stripped from the overall spending bill. If the majority of the House opposes the amendment it will be taken out of the bill.
“We feel confident that we will be able to strip it out,” the staffer said.
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Updated: Wed, Aug 2nd 2017 @ 10:45am EDT