Sessions: House Passes Government Funding Bill

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions (R-TX), Chairman of the House Rules Committee, today released the following statement regarding House passage of Senate Amendment to H.R. 83, Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015

“Today the House passed legislation that prevents a government shutdown and provides discretionary funding for the vast majority of the federal government through September 2015.  While it is far from perfect, this legislation includes a number of important Republican priorities, including significant cuts to the EPA and IRS.

“Additionally, this bill funds the Department of Homeland Security, which would provide for much of the President’s immigration plan, at existing levels only into the beginning of next year.  Then, Republicans will control both the House and the Senate next Congress and will be in a much stronger position to fight the President’s executive overreach on immigration.  That is why I fought to ensure that the House Rules Committee will allow for a vote on the House floor in January on a measure to block the President’s executive amnesty plan. 

“I remain strongly opposed to the President’s unconstitutional executive amnesty and I look forward to strategically fighting against his amnesty plan early next month in the beginning of the new Congress.”


Dec 11, 2014