Hice and Loudermilk Vote Against Clean DHS Funding Resolution

The big question in Washington today was whether the Department of Homeland Security was going to get funded past tonight’s deadline, and if it did, would the funding bill have restrictions preventing President Obama’s executive order allowing additional illegal immigrants to get work permits and driver’s licenses under an expanded DACA and the new DAPA program.

After the Senate passed a clean funding bill that did not block the so-called “Executive Amnesty,” House leaders tried to buy time by pressing for passage of a three week short-term funding bill for DHS. As the AJC’s Daniel Malloy reports, the effort failed, and Georgia Congressmen Jody Hice and Barry Loudermilk were the only Georgia congressmen voting against GOP leadership on the bill.

Hice and Loudermilk waited a long time before casting their “no” votes, as GOP leaders tried to cajole various members. Hice voted last, after chief deputy whip Patrick McHenry, R-N.C., came by and whispered in his ear.

Later, Hice and Loudermilk were summoned into the Republican cloakroom but did not change their votes.

For all of those who threatened to impeach the two freshmen congressmen when they voted in favor of John Boehner as Speaker of the House last month: it appears that both have learned their lesson.

After the vote in the House failed, workers at the Department of Homeland Security were informed about how to react. And, a new plan was proposed by those who hope to force the President to drop his plans to temporarily give undocumented immigrants legal status.

21 comments

  1. Michael Silver says:

    Bravo! Thank you Rep. Hice and my Rep. Loudermilk for standing up for the Constitution.

    Unfortunately, reading the DHS shutdown instructions it appears that Obama’s “Executive Amnesty” is still full speed ahead since its funded by the fees the foreign invaders pay.

    • Michael Silver says:

      Their vote to stop rewarding the lawless and to stand up to Obama will guarantee their re-election.

      Sen. Isakson has the real problem regardless of how he votes. He is tied to Sen. McConnell and the Surrender Caucus in the Senate.

      • Noway says:

        No, their lying about voting against Boehner Guaranteed their loss. They could single handedly cure cancer and still lose in ’16. Constituents never vote for outright liars.

        • Cody Hall says:

          Anyone interested in launching a primary challenge to Hice or Loudermilk should go home and contemplate their path in life. Running to the right of those two isn’t a great way to enter politics.

  2. Rick Day says:

    I fully support the GOP position that the DHS funding is just another political football, that the DHS is just a bloated bureaucratic facade of “protecting ‘murika from terristsss”.

    So yes, I can find common ground even with the GOP. Let us defund that program and move on with our post 9/11 lives.

    We can always arbitrarily put “terrorism” under Schedule 1 of the CSA and have the DEA do away with them. The DEA is super spiffy at eradicating drugs. Let them eat terrorists.

  3. xdog says:

    Hice was the only member of the Georgia delegation to vote ‘No’ on the 7-day funding bill. Way to self-marginalize, Jody.

    • xdog says:

      That’s the site that inspired Anders Breivik to go kill dozens of Norwegian kids. Congratulations on a new personal low.

      • Ghost of William F. Buckley says:

        What occurs in Europe will ultimately come to roost here in America when it comes to world political events, if history remains constant. In the 1930’s Winston Churchill was joined by only three other members of Parliament in recognizing Hitler as a threat. Churchill read Mein Kampf and understood Hitler was serious.

        Foreign policy is all about signals, and one signal that US diplomats have carefully (and rightfully) have avoided is that we are ‘at war’ with Islam. We say (rightfully) that we are at war with terrorists.

        Germany is at war with itself and has been so for decades as ultra-right wing Nationalists would love nothing more than to bring back the good old days of Adolf himself. Is PEGIDA a manifestation of ultra right wing nationalists or a populist movement that recognizes, like Churchill did with Hitler, the nature of an old enemy? PEGIDA defined below.

        Newt shares some insight on what we are up against:
        http://www.c-span.org/video/?c4525157/newt-gingrich-war-radical-islamism

        Deep read on ISIS from The Atlantic:
        http://www.theatlantic.com/features/archive/2015/02/what-isis-really-wants/384980/

        What the h*** is PEGIDA?
        http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pegida

        BTW, if you have the time, mention you are not going to remove your shoes to a TSA Agent. If you are polite about it, you get treated like an intake detainee…

        • Harry says:

          As my correspondence committee member observed, the author should have been invited to the Sunday morning news shows, but that’s not going to ever happen.

  4. Will Durant says:

    Да Тов Родину защищать!

    All I’m saying is that we have too many law enforcement agencies at the federal level, many of whom have been proven to have risen above the law since 9/11. Many redundancies and as we all know they still seldom share with each other. DHS alone has spent nearly a Trillion dollars since its formation.

    While not all of these are secret police, the following is a list from Wikipedia of all of the current federal agencies with law enforcement authority divided up by their respective departments:

    Department of Agriculture (USDA)
    • Office of Inspector General (USDAOIG)
    • United States Forest Service (USFS)
    o U.S. Forest Service Law Enforcement and Investigations (USFSLEI)
    Department of Commerce (DOC)
    • Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
    o Office of Export Enforcement (OEE)
    • National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)
    o National Institute of Standards and Technology Police (NIST Police)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    o National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
    o * National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Office for Law Enforcement (OLE)
    • Department of Commerce Office of Security (DOCOS)
    • Department of Commerce Office of Inspector General (DOCOIG)
    Department of Defense
    • Office of Inspector General (DODOIG)
    o Defense Criminal Investigative Service (DCIS)
    • Pentagon Force Protection Agency (PFPA)
    o United States Pentagon Police (USPPD)
    • Department of Defense Police
    • Defense Logistics Agency Police (DLA)
    • National Security Agency Police (NSA)
    • Defense Intelligence Agency Police (DIA)
    • National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency Police (NGA)
    • Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction (SIGAR)
    • Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction (SIGIR)
    Department of the Army
    • United States Army Criminal Investigation Command (CID)
    • United States Army Military Police Corps
    • Department of the Army Police
    • United States Army Corrections Command
    • Army Counterintelligence (CI), United States Army Intelligence and Security Command
    Department of the Navy
    • Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS)
    • United States Marine Corps Criminal Investigation Division (MC CID)
    • Department of the Navy Police (civilian police)
    • Marine Corps Provost Marshal’s Office (military police)
    • United States Marine Corps Police (civilian police)
    • US Navy Master-at-arms (military police)
    Department of the Air Force
    • Air Force Office of Special Investigations (AFOSI)
    • Air Force Security Forces Center (AFSFC)
    • Department of the Air Force Police
    Department of Education
    • Office of the Inspector General (EDOIG)
    Department of Energy (DOE)
    • Office of Inspector General (DOEOIG)
    • Office of Health, Safety and Security (DOEHSS)
    • Office of Secure Transportation (OST)
    Department of Health and Human Services
    • United States Food and Drug Administration (HHSFDA)
    o Office of Criminal Investigations (OCI)
    • National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    o National Institutes of Health Police (NIH Police)
    • Office of Inspector General (HHSOIG)
    Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
    • Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC)
    • National Protection and Programs Directorate
    o Federal Protective Service (FPS)
    • United States Coast Guard (USCG)
    o Coast Guard Investigative Service (CGIS)
    • United States Customs and Border Protection (CBP)
    o Office of Air and Marine (OAM)
    o Office of Border Patrol (OBP)
    o Office of Field Operations (OFO)
    • United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE)
    o Enforcement Removal Operations (ERO)
    o Homeland Security Investigations (HSI)
    o Office of Intelligence
    o Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR)
    • United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
    • United States Secret Service (USSS)
    • Transportation Security Administration (TSA)
    o Office of Law Enforcement/Federal Air Marshal Service (OLE/FAMS)
    o Office of Inspection (OI)
    • Department of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General (DHSOIG)
    Department of Housing and Urban Development
    • Office of Inspector General (HUD/OIG)
    • Protective Service Division (HUDPSD)
    Department of the Interior (USDI)
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA)
    o Bureau of Indian Affairs Police (BIA Police)
    • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
    o Bureau of Land Management Office of Law Enforcement (BLM Rangers and Special Agents)
    • Bureau of Reclamation (BOR)
    o Bureau of Reclamation Office of Law Enforcement (BOR Rangers)
    o Hoover Dam Police aka Bureau of Reclamation Police
    • National Park Service (NPS)
    o Division of Law Enforcement, Security and Emergency Services (U.S. Park Rangers-Law Enforcement)
    o United States Park Police
    • Office of Inspector General (DOIOIG)
    • Office of Surface Mining Reclamation and Enforcement (OSMRE)
    • United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
    o Office of Law Enforcement
    o Division of Refuge Law Enforcement
    Department of Justice (USDOJ)
    • Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF)
    • United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) (since 1973)
    • Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)
    o Federal Bureau of Investigation Police (FBI Police)
    • Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP)
    • Office of Inspector General (DOJOIG)
    • United States Marshals Service (USMS)
    Department of Labor
    • Office of Inspector General (DOLOIG)
    Department of State (DoS)
    • Bureau of Diplomatic Security (DS)
    o U.S. Diplomatic Security Service (DSS)
    o Office of Foreign Missions
    • Office of the Inspector General of the Department of State
    Department of Transportation
    • Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)
    • Office of Inspector General (DOTOIG)
    • United States Merchant Marine Academy Department of Public Safety (USMMADPS)
    • Office of Odometer Fraud Investigation – NHTSA (OFI)
    Department of the Treasury
    A Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police (BEP) patrol car.
    • Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau
    • Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP)
    o Bureau of Engraving and Printing Police (BEP Police)
    • Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FINCEN)
    • Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division (IRS-CI)
    • Office of Inspector General (TREASOIG)
    • Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA)
    • United States Mint Police (USMP)
    • Special Inspector General for the Troubled Asset Relief Program (SIGTARP)
    Department of Veterans Affairs
    • Office of Inspector General (VAOIG)
    • Veterans Affairs Police
    Legislative Branch
    • Library of Congress, Office of Security and Emergency Preparedness (LOC)
    • Sergeant at Arms of the United States House of Representatives
    • Sergeant at Arms of the United States Senate
    • United States Capitol Police (USCP)
    • United States Government Printing Office Police
    • Office of Inspector General, United States Government Printing Office
    Judicial Branch
    • Marshal of the United States Supreme Court
    o United States Supreme Court Police
    • Administrative Office of the United States Courts, Office of Probation and Pretrial Services (AOUSC)
    Other federal law enforcement agencies
    Independent Agencies and Quasi-official Corporations
    • Central Intelligence Agency Security Protective Service (CIASPS)
    • United States Environmental Protection Agency
    o Criminal Investigation Division (EPACID)
    o Office of Inspector General (EPAOIG)
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration
    o Office of Inspector General (NASAOIG)
    o NASA Protective Services
    • Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of Inspector General (NRCOIG)
    • Office of Personnel Management, Office of Inspector General (OPMOIG)
    • Railroad Retirement Board, Office of Inspector General (RRBOIG)
    • Small Business Administration, Office of Inspector General (SBAOIG)
    • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, Office of Inspector General (FDICOIG)
    • General Services Administration, Office of Inspector General (GSAOIG)
    • Social Security Administration Office of Inspector General (SSAOIG)
    • United States Postal Service (USPS)
    o USPS Office of Inspector General (USPSOIG)
    o United States Postal Inspection Service (USPIS)
    o * U.S. Postal Police
    • Smithsonian Institution
    o Office of Protection Services (SI)
    o National Zoological Park Police (NZPP)
    o Office of the Inspector General (OIG)
    • Amtrak
    o Amtrak Office of Inspector General
    o Amtrak Office of Security Strategy and Special Operations (OSSSO)
    o Amtrak Police
    • Federal Reserve Bank: Federal Reserve Police
    • Tennessee Valley Authority Office of Inspector General (TVAOIG)
    • United States Agency for International Development, Office of Inspector General (AIDOIG)

  5. Harry says:

    From an Economist piece on the undeclared currency war being caused by central banks’ misguided efforts to support economic growth:
    “The strategy of the euro zone has been to wait for something to turn up,” says a senior figure in the British financial establishment, who observed the euro zone crisis from close up but outside. “In the 1930s, World War Two turned up. Maybe something else will turn up,” he said, speaking on condition of anonymity.

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