Rep. Tom Graves: To Chair House Appropriations Subcommittee

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From Congressman Tom Graves

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Rep. Graves To Chair House Appropriations Subcommittee
Georgia Congressman Will Oversee Annual Spending For The Legislative Branch

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14), a member of the powerful House Appropriations Committee, was selected today to serve as chairman of the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch for the 114th Congress.

“I joined this committee because of the unique opportunity to fight for taxpayers and reform the federal government,” said Rep. Graves. “I want the Appropriations Committee to be known as a place where taxpayer dollars are saved, not spent. As the Legislative Branch Subcommittee chairman, I’ll have a prime opportunity to walk the conservative talk. It’s an honor to have Chairman Rogers and the House Majority entrust me with this major responsibility.”

Rep. Graves was elected to the House in 2010 and joined the House Appropriations Committee at the start of the 112thCongress in 2011. It is rare for a House member to ascend to a subcommittee chairmanship after just four years, particularly on the Appropriations Committee, which is considered one of the most influential congressional committees due to its power over federal spending. The Committee has cut over $165 billion in federal discretionary spending since Rep. Graves joined. (more…)

Rep. Rob Woodall: RSC Statement on President Obama’s Unilateral Plan to Move on Immigration

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RSC Statement on President Obama’s Unilateral Plan to Move on Immigration

House Republican Study Committee Chairman Rob Woodall issued the following statement after the White House announced President Obama will bypass Congressional authority and take executive action to provide legal status and work permits to as many as 5 million illegal immigrants:

“President Obama’s unconstitutional plan to circumvent Congress and grant amnesty by unilateral executive order is unprecedented, and an insult to the American people who on Election Day rejected his policies and voted to change the way Washington functions. A majority of Americans oppose President Obama’s amnesty plan and want the White House to work together with the newly elected Congress to find solutions that secures our borders and reforms the process so that it actually works for those trying to do it the right way. Unfortunately, President Obama is securing his legacy of ignoring the Constitution by playing political games with immigration. House Republicans will use every tool available to stand up against this unconstitutional plan”


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From The Georgia Republican Party

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Following President Obama’s announcement that he will use Executive Order to prevent the deportation of millions of illegal immigrants, Georgia Republicans issued the following statements:

“Tonight, President Obama once again proved that he’s more concerned with advancing his own personal agenda than the will of the American people,” said Georgia Republican Party Chairman John Padgett.  “Americans deserve a robust debate on immigration reform, not a swift edict from a ultra partisan, power hungry president.”

“For the millions of fellow Americans of foreign descent just like us, becoming an American citizen was the capstone moment in their journey in search of freedom and opportunity,” said businessman and Republican activist Baoky Vu.  “I am sure that they, like me, are unsure what to make of President Obama’s executive action on immigration.  The spectrum of feelings range from being cheated to being ignored.”

“Representative democracy is the cornerstone of America’s freedom,” said Leo Smith, Georgia Republican Party Minority Engagement Director.  “Americans want solutions to this country’s immigration crisis made in Congress after robust debate and discourse, not by one person with the stroke of a pen.”   (more…)

Rep. Tom Price: President is Trampling the Constitution, Inventing Laws

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From Congressman Tom Price


Price: President is Trampling the Constitution, Inventing Laws

Congressman Tom Price, M.D. (GA-06) issued the following statement after President Obama announced his administration’s unilateral actions to offer amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants:

“President Obama’s actions are not only unlawful, they are emblematic of this administration’s increasingly brazen disregard and disrespect for the American people – not to mention every immigrant who has come to this country legally. The president has wandered so far outside his constitutional authority that he’s doing incredible harm to the integrity of this country’s rule of law. At the same time, he is saying that he cannot be trusted to keep his own word. After all, President Obama himself, on multiple occasions, has told the American people that he does not have the authority to take the type of unilateral actions he’s now pursuing.

“The Obama Administration’s reasoning and excuses are increasingly nonsensical. The president is not exercising his authority. He’s trampling on the Constitution that prescribes him his authority; he is to enforce the laws of this land, not invent them. Moreover, when the American people are asking Congress and the president to work together on solving the challenges facing our nation, the president is doing the exact opposite. (more…)

Rep. Tom Graves: Statement On President Obama’s Executive Orders

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Rep. Graves Statement On President Obama’s Executive Orders

 U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement on President Obama’s executive orders that aim to provide amnesty for millions of illegal immigrants:

“President Obama’s action defies voters, the law and even his own statements. My constituents are outraged by his brazenly political and lawless behavior. In response, the Republican Majority in Congress is exploring every tool we have to keep the constitutional checks and balances intact. Our system of government is stronger than one man’s ambition, and I know that Congress will steadily lead the country through the final chapter of the Obama presidency. In the days ahead, it should be clear to everyone that the president’s political agenda for illegal immigrants will not be allowed to derail the work Congress needs to do for over 300 million American citizens. Congress must use its power to keep the government open and shut the president down.”