In spite of 20 Republicans defecting to join Democrats, Republicans and conservatives won big on Thursday evening: An amendment from Rep. Mo Brooks (R-AL)
80% passed onto the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) stripping amnesty for illegal aliens from the defense bill, as reported by The Blaze.
The 20 Republicans who voted against the measure were Reps. Mike Coffman (Colo.), Carlos Curbelo (Fla.), Jeff Denham (Calif.), Charlie Dent (Pa.), Mario Díaz-Balart (Fla.), Robert Dold (Ill.), Chris Gibson (N.Y.), Richard Hanna (N.Y.), Jaime Herrera Beutler (Wash.), John Katko (N.Y.), Adam Kinzinger (Ill.), Frank LoBiondo (N.J.), Tom MacArthur (N.J.), Martha McSally (Ariz.), Dan Newhouse (Wash.), Dave Reichert (Wash.), Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.), Elise Stefanik (N.Y.), Fred Upton (Mich.) and David Valadao (Calif.).
The six Republicans who voted for the Gallego amendment in Armed Services markup are: McSally, MacArthur, LoBiondo, Gibson, Coffman and Rep. Ryan Zinke (R-MT)
The debate demonstrated the GOP’s challenge in handling President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which allows qualified illegal immigrants who came to the U.S. as children to obtain temporary work permits. Democrats and supporters of the program refer to recipients as “Dreamers,” The Hill reported.
Brooks’s amendment scraps a provision in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would have established a sense of the House that the Pentagon should review allowing DACA recipients to enlist.
Hillary Clinton, through a spokeswoman, slammed the House vote.
“If these courageous young men and women want to serve, they should be honored and celebrated, not discriminated against,” Clinton national political director Amanda Renteria said in a statement. “While we keep up the pressure for comprehensive action, allowing DREAMers to serve in the military is the right step forward.”
These ‘honorable’ men and woman illegally crossed our borders, so no, they do not get the honor or serving in our military!
Read the full story at The Blaze
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