THE FIRST FIGHT OF THE LAME DUCK

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GOP REP. CIRCULATING LETTER: DENY FUNDING FOR GREEN CARDS

By Eliana Johnson
November 7, 2014 4:02 PM

The lame duck session hasn’t yet convened, but its first major battle — over how best to thwart the executive action on immigration the president is expected to issue in the coming months — is already underway. Conservatives are pushing to include a measure attempting to deny the government the funds it needs to administer the amnesty in a must-pass spending bill, the so-called continuing resolution. That would include the funds to issue green cards and work permits.

National Review Online obtained a copy of a letter that Arizona congressman Matt Salmon is circulating to his colleagues to generate support for such a move. It is addressed to representatives Hal Rogers and Nita Lowey, who lead the House Appropriations Committee:

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Dear Chairman Rogers and Ranking Member Lowey,

As the House continues to deliberate…

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