Washington Examiner -- Susan Ferrechio
With the Senate poised to take up a spending bill that defunds President Obama’s executive actions on immigration, a conservative faction of House lawmakers want their counterparts in the Senate to step up their game.
“It’s time for us all to do everything we possibly can do to force the president to do things in a constitutional way,” Rep. Matt Salmon, R-Ariz., said at a Wednesday forum featuring House conservative lawmakers. “It’s not just the job of the House. One person over there can bottle up the whole place. I’m anxiously awaiting to see how they do it.”
Conservatives said they are looking for Republicans to make a stand the way Sen. Rand Paul did in 2013, when the Kentucky Republican staged a 13-hour filibuster over the Obama administration’s policy of using drone strikes.
“We are looking for that kind of leadership on this issue in the Senate,” Salmon said.
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Updated: Wed, Feb 4th 2015 @ 2:10pm EST