Gwinnett Daily Post– On Wednesday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 240 — a bill which provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) while including language prohibiting the implementation of President Obama’s executive actions regarding immigration.
“Last November, President Obama made the decision to bypass the American people’s Congress — and recklessly tether the legitimate responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security to his unconstitutional actions,” said Rep. Rob Woodall (Ga.-7) in a released statement.
Woodall explained passage of the bill indicated the House’s unequivocal rejection of the “President’s unilateral action and overreach” while still enabling DHS to continue its mission of keeping America safe.
“There is a great deal we can accomplish in the 114th Congress, and today’s vote is a clear indication of our commitment to the legislative business at hand, but it’s also a defense of the Constitution and separation of powers,” he added.
Republican Rep. Jody Hice, whose 10th Congressional District includes a portion of northeastern Gwinnett County, also voted in favor of H.R. 240. Democrat Hank Johnson, who represents the 4th Congressional District which encompasses the southern part of the county, voted against the measure.