Culberson Bill Requires Governors’ Consent to Resettle Refugees
Representative John Culberson (TX-07) has introduced the No Resettlement Without Consent Act, which will ensure that governors, not the federal government, have the final say in whether refugees can be placed in a State. H.R. 5804 requires the Director of the Office of Refugee Resettlement to get a governor’s permission before resettling refugees within their State. This bill also prevents the placement of a refugee in a locality if their laws discourage refugee resettlement.
House Sends a Letter to FBI Director Comey Following Recommendation that Clinton Not Face Charges
Over 200 House Republicans sent a letter to FBI Director James Comey following his recommendation that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton not faces charges for mishandling classified documents. To read full text of the letter, click here.
Culberson Cuts Off Federal Grant Funding to Sanctuary Cities
Today, at the urging of Representative John Culberson (TX-07), the Department of Justice (DOJ) released updated guidelines that disqualify sanctuary cities from receiving DOJ grant money. This policy change is in direct response to Rep. Culberson’s pressure on the Department of Justice since he became Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, and Science Subcommittee on Appropriations.
Culberson’s Statement on FBI’s Recommendation that Secretary Clinton Should Not Face Charges
“I am disappointed in the FBI’s recommendation to forgo charges against Secretary Clinton for her negligent behavior. While I have no doubt that the FBI’s investigation was thorough, Director Comey clearly stated that Secretary Clinton mishandled classified information, and it was highly likely that outside actors hacked her personal email server. Government officials are not immune to the law and our behavior should be held to the highest standards. There absolutely should be repercussions for her careless actions that have put our country’s national security at risk.”
A Major Victory for the Rule of Law
Yesterday was a major step forward to restore the separation of powers and the rule of law in our country. The U.S. Supreme Court released their decision on United States v. Texas, a case challenging President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty plan. The Supreme Court was tied 4-4, which means the lower court’s decision to halt the Administration’s amnesty plan will stand.