Skip to comments.Rep. Steve Stockman Tells Boehner To Kill Senate Amnesty Bill With ‘Blue Slip’
Posted on 06/28/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
Following the passage of the Senates amnesty bill, Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner. In the letter Stockman requested that Boehner immediately kill the Senates bill, S. 774, though a constitutionally-required blue slip resolution.
A blue slip is a resolution that automatically returns to the Senate any bill that violates the origination clause of the United States Constitution.
Blue slip resolutions are immediately considered as a matter of constitutional privilege, are debatable for an hour and are not subject to amendment.
Not only is the Senate amnesty bill an abuse of taxpayers and immigrants, its utterly unconstitutional. The Senate cannot invent its own amnesty taxes, said Stockman. I hope Speaker Boehner will immediately kill the amnesty bill through a constitutionally-required blue slip. As long as the amnesty bill sits in the House it poses a threat to taxpayers and immigrants.
Several provisions of the Senate amnesty bill create new taxes, a violation of the origination clause, Article I, Section 7, Clause 1 of the United States Constitution, which states All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills.
Section 2102 of the amnesty bill requires the payment of certain taxes and forgives the payment of other taxes as a condition of receiving amnesty and other benefits. The Constitution prohibits the Senate from approving bills that raise revenue.
Stockman also points to the Congressional Budget Office, which flatly states enacting S. 744 would have a wide range of effects on federal revenues, including changes in collections of income and payroll taxes, certain visa fees that are classified as revenues, and various fines and penalties. Taken together, those effects would increase revenues by $459 billion over the 2014-2023 period.
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Unconstitutionality is a badge of honor.
Go Stockman. We need many more like him.
Holy cow a representative that knows his stuff
bombard Boehner now!
Boehner has been bought and paid for by amnesty supporters and must find a tricky pathway to get this thing passed and on Obama’s desk.
His statement about getting the support of a majority of Republicans may be true.
But IF THOSE REPUBLCANS GIVE ASSENT TO ANY IMMIGRATION LEGISLATION AND PASS IT OUT OF THE HOUSE, THE STAGE IS SET FOR A CONFERENCE COMMITTEE, FINAL PASSAGE AND OBAMA’S SIGNATURE ON AMNESTY......
Yes...and your own Representative, as well!
Obama care falls into this same category. What did Bonner do with that one?
Is this some type of joke? First, almost all of the proposals Congress puts forth is Unconstitutional these days. Second, but more important, why isn't this used more often? Why for just this bill. Why not for every dam thing else?
“The Senate cannot invent its own amnesty taxes,
I like this. It is short, sweet, and effective. Kill the bill.
Unconstitutional? Didn’t stop Dingy Harry before...
At this point its all about Boehner using trickery and deceit to push amnesty through and get it to Obama.
Legislative business done through Regular Order - who would have thought it could ever happen again? </sarcasm
Tis a grandfather the illegal immigrant to citizenship bill.
If it passes, Obama can pardon them all, if it fails his pardons can be broken in court.
Lots of democrats and half the republicans have a very vested interest in this passing.
The honest ones don’t.
THE QUESTION IS SENATORS HOW COULD YOU PASS A 1200 PAGE BILL YOU HAVEN’T READ ?.. THAT HAS A FINE OF $5000 FOR ANY EMPLOYER WHO HIRES A CITIZEN OVER AN ILLEGAL ...WHY ARE YOU SO SET ON IMPORTING LOW WAGE LABORERS MAINLY FROM ONE COUNTRY WHICH TAKE UP JOBS OUR YOUTH AND ESPECIALLY BLACKS COULD BE PERFORMING ?
Not sure if Stockman is refering to that fine (revenue raising) and its constitutionality. Am also not clear on if the House can offer a separate bill and it not wind up going into conference. Hope Levin discusses it and clears these procedural matters up.
My rep is Commie Cohen. I suspect Boehner is as amenable as Cohen.
I like it. Bring it right to Boehner before he gets talked out of his promise over a game of golf or whatever.
Because frankly, the senate rarely screws up this badly.
Generally, the Senate takes a house bill they don’t like which included some revenue items, and their first step is to “amend” it with a replacement. Then, whatever they do, they are simply “amending” a house bill, so origination is not an issue.
But here, they started with the bill in the Senate. So once they added revenue to it, they violated the constitution.
The beauty of this approach is twofold. First, it is a simple majority vote, without much time to mess around. Second, by declaring the senate bill invalid, there would be no bill to “reconcile” later. The senate would have to pass some other bill first. Which would likely mean the senate taking the house bill and amending it.
Gopher Appreciation Day would not work. They generally believe they had to start with some house bill that has revenue.
Blue Slip rejection by the House, of the Senate Amnesty Bill (via Shumer's threat of riots in the street by Illegals)
Blacks rioting in all major U.S. Cities in protest of a "Not Guilty" Verdict in the George Zimmerman Trial.
Americans may FINALLY realize that the Illegal Inter-lopers, coddled by Progressives, AND the inner-city tribal parasites (coddled, supported, Taxpayer-dependent, drug-dependent, and lawless) will BOTH hit the streets and it will be "Game On" for all those who value the REAL American way of life and former Constitutional/Law-abiding populace.
Boehner wasn’t Speaker when Obamacare was “passed” - Pelosi was.
How long can Texas cover for the rest of you? With Cruz it's time to move the border guards to the Red and Sabine rivers.
I live in Stockman’s district so I got Cruz as Senator and Stockman as Rep. I get the warm fuzzy’s just thinking about it. Kinda makes writing letters moot. I send emails to congratulate them ever so often.
Thanks for getting this back up on the sidebar! I’ve been posting links to this old article left and right...
Kill the bill!!
>> Is this some type of joke?
Why say that when arguing ‘Blue Slip’ is not used often enough?
Yes, sigh. We could take them to court for violating our constitution, but sadly as just, "citizens" we all lack STANDING to seek redress for our grievances against illegal acts committed by our brilliant, elite and fashionable noble class of betters infected with greed and power.
We have no party nor representation anymore.
Charlie Manson predicted this.
We all must work to Kill this bill, call them today and everyday!!!
“Because frankly, the senate rarely screws up this badly.”
It seems to me that this approach offers a number of advantages:
1. It KILLS THE BILL
2. It will remind everyone that we still have Constitution
3. It puts the Harry Reid Senate back into its place with a VERY LOUD b!tch slap
4. It makes it clear that no more of these Senate bills will be tolerated by the House
5. The American people will be transfixed by the news coverage
6. The Republican party will gain a lot of respect
This will all be done behind the scenes in the House and then the bomb will drop for a quick vote.
Boener, Kill The Bill with a Blue Slip or put a blue slip on and prance around your dem buddies!
Man up Republicans!
He had Pelosi as Speaker then. Hopefully, this time will be different.
“Blue slip NOW” tweets to Congress...or “pink slips” next November. Sounds like a pretty good rallying cry.
To my Congresscritters...”Blue Slip now..or Pink slips next November”....your call.
Are you kidding?
“Are you kidding?”
Read about Charles Manson and the apocalypse. It all had to do with the racial wars between blacks and whites and how black militants would rise up and kill the whites.
Remember the Philly polling place in 2008 with the Black Panthers outside? That was Manson’s prophecy.
I am referring to the black riots if Zimmerman is found not guilty. Not the immigration bill.
Pelosi was Speaker then. She passed it.
We need to blue slip the whole lot of them.
I also live in Stockman’s district. Love both him and Cruz. Voted for both.
Whenever I see the name Boehner, the first words that come to mind are “deceit” and “treachery”. But actually he is CONSISTENTLY deceitful and threacherous. People in Cincinnati like him.
He’s selling the people in Cincinnati out as much as he selling the rest of us out.
I have my own congressman who pretends to be a conservative and will never get my vote.
” Whenever I see the name Boehner, the first words that come to mind are deceit and treachery. But actually he is CONSISTENTLY deceitful and threacherous”
They may “Deem” it passed like Obamacare. They have tried that trick before.