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Rep. Steve Stockman Tells Boehner To Kill Senate Amnesty Bill With ‘Blue Slip’
Freedom Outpost ^ | June 28, 2013 | Tim Brown

Posted on 06/28/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by EXCH54FE

Following the passage of the Senate’s 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 Senate’s 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, it’s 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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TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Culture/Society; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: aliens; amnesty; blueslip; house; killthebill; senate; stockman; taxes
One man doing what is right, We need more like him!!!
1 posted on 06/28/2013 11:19:35 AM PDT by EXCH54FE
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To: EXCH54FE

Unconstitutionality is a badge of honor.


2 posted on 06/28/2013 11:21:31 AM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (Who could have known that one day professional wrestling would be less fake than professional news?)
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To: EXCH54FE

Go Stockman. We need many more like him.


3 posted on 06/28/2013 11:23:58 AM PDT by OldNavyVet
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To: EXCH54FE

Holy cow a representative that knows his stuff

bombard Boehner now!


4 posted on 06/28/2013 11:25:31 AM PDT by rolling_stone
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To: EXCH54FE

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......


5 posted on 06/28/2013 11:28:54 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: EXCH54FE

bttt


6 posted on 06/28/2013 11:31:33 AM PDT by Guenevere (....)
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To: rolling_stone
bombard Boehner now!

Yes...and your own Representative, as well!

7 posted on 06/28/2013 11:32:52 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs stay silent.)
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To: EXCH54FE

BUMP


8 posted on 06/28/2013 11:33:41 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (The RINO/amnesty argument goes like this: 1) If we pander to Hispanics, we will save the GOP, at le)
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To: EXCH54FE

Obama care falls into this same category. What did Bonner do with that one?


9 posted on 06/28/2013 11:33:42 AM PDT by mosaicwolf (Strength and Honor)
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To: EXCH54FE
'A ‘blue slip’ is a resolution that automatically returns to the Senate any bill that violates the origination clause of the United States Constitution.'

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?

10 posted on 06/28/2013 11:41:27 AM PDT by Theoria
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To: EXCH54FE

“The Senate cannot invent its own amnesty taxes,”

I like this. It is short, sweet, and effective. Kill the bill.


11 posted on 06/28/2013 11:44:13 AM PDT by forgotten man
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To: EXCH54FE

Unconstitutional? Didn’t stop Dingy Harry before...


12 posted on 06/28/2013 11:45:10 AM PDT by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Theoria

At this point its all about Boehner using trickery and deceit to push amnesty through and get it to Obama.


13 posted on 06/28/2013 11:46:52 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: EXCH54FE
So they didn't even do their usual trick of taking a House resolution naming "gopher appriciation day", gutting it and replacing it with their own bill? They are getting sloppy in their cockiness.
14 posted on 06/28/2013 11:48:34 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (This message has been recorded but not approved by Obama's StasiNet. Read it at your peril.)
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To: EXCH54FE

Legislative business done through Regular Order - who would have thought it could ever happen again? </sarcasm


15 posted on 06/28/2013 11:54:18 AM PDT by glorgau
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


16 posted on 06/28/2013 11:54:41 AM PDT by American in Israel (A wise man's heart directs him to the right, but the foolish mans heart directs him toward the left.)
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To: Nextrush

17 posted on 06/28/2013 11:56:59 AM PDT by Ray76 (Do you reject Obama? And all his works? And all his empty promises?)
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To: EXCH54FE

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.


18 posted on 06/28/2013 12:04:46 PM PDT by mosesdapoet (Serious contribution pause.Please continue onto meaningless venting no one reads.)
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To: Jane Long

My rep is Commie Cohen. I suspect Boehner is as amenable as Cohen.


19 posted on 06/28/2013 12:18:07 PM PDT by Ingtar (Everyone complains about the weather, but only Liberals try to legislate it.)
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To: Ingtar
He is one more detestable individual. I feel for you especially given the exceptional woman who ran against him I guess it was 2012.
20 posted on 06/28/2013 12:21:22 PM PDT by gov_bean_ counter (Romans 1:22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools,)
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To: EXCH54FE

I like it. Bring it right to Boehner before he gets talked out of his promise over a game of golf or whatever.


21 posted on 06/28/2013 12:23:51 PM PDT by grania
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To: Theoria

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.


22 posted on 06/28/2013 12:40:01 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: KarlInOhio

Gopher Appreciation Day would not work. They generally believe they had to start with some house bill that has revenue.


23 posted on 06/28/2013 12:40:44 PM PDT by CharlesWayneCT
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To: EXCH54FE
The thought just occurred to me that two events may actually push us to the brink of Civil War:

Blue Slip rejection by the House, of the Senate Amnesty Bill (via Shumer's threat of riots in the street by Illegals)

coupled with

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.

24 posted on 06/28/2013 2:33:49 PM PDT by traditional1 (Amerika.....Providing public housing for the Mulatto Messiah)
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To: mosaicwolf

Boehner wasn’t Speaker when Obamacare was “passed” - Pelosi was.


25 posted on 06/28/2013 3:58:15 PM PDT by eCSMaster (Palin was right (again)!)
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To: EXCH54FE
Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX)

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.

26 posted on 06/28/2013 4:05:18 PM PDT by chesty_puller (Viet Nam 1970-71 He who shed blood with me shall forever be my brother. Shak.)
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sfl


27 posted on 06/28/2013 4:12:31 PM PDT by phockthis (http://www.supremelaw.org/fedzone11/index.htm ...)
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To: chesty_puller

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.


28 posted on 06/28/2013 10:42:32 PM PDT by chuckles
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To: EXCH54FE

Thanks for getting this back up on the sidebar! I’ve been posting links to this old article left and right...


29 posted on 07/08/2013 4:42:26 PM PDT by EarlyBird (This space for rent)
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To: EXCH54FE; onyx; Syncro

Kill the bill!!


30 posted on 07/08/2013 4:48:00 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Resistance to tyrants is obedience to God!!)
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To: Theoria

>> Is this some type of joke?

Why say that when arguing ‘Blue Slip’ is not used often enough?


31 posted on 07/08/2013 4:54:54 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Theoria
First, almost all of the proposals Congress puts forth is Unconstitutional these days.

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.

32 posted on 07/08/2013 5:16:58 PM PDT by usurper (Liberals GET OFF MY LAWN)
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To: traditional1

Charlie Manson predicted this.


33 posted on 07/08/2013 5:27:49 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: EarlyBird

We all must work to Kill this bill, call them today and everyday!!!


34 posted on 07/08/2013 5:29:04 PM PDT by EXCH54FE (Hurricane 416,Feisty Old Vet !!)
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To: EXCH54FE

“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


35 posted on 07/08/2013 5:47:55 PM PDT by EarlyBird (This space for rent)
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To: EXCH54FE

This will all be done behind the scenes in the House and then the bomb will drop for a quick vote.


36 posted on 07/08/2013 5:54:39 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: Jim Robinson; onyx; All; EXCH54FE

Boener, Kill The Bill with a ‘Blue Slip’ or put a blue slip on and prance around your dem buddies!

Man up Republicans!


37 posted on 07/08/2013 6:02:59 PM PDT by Syncro ("So?" - -Andrew Breitbart --The King of All Media RIP Feb 1, 1969 – Mar 1, 2012)
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To: Hotlanta Mike

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.


38 posted on 07/08/2013 6:09:56 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: EXCH54FE

To my Congresscritters...”Blue Slip now..or Pink slips next November”....your call.


39 posted on 07/08/2013 6:10:49 PM PDT by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

Are you kidding?


40 posted on 07/08/2013 6:22:45 PM PDT by lentulusgracchus
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To: lentulusgracchus

“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.


41 posted on 07/08/2013 6:44:37 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: EQAndyBuzz

I am referring to the black riots if Zimmerman is found not guilty. Not the immigration bill.


42 posted on 07/08/2013 6:46:53 PM PDT by EQAndyBuzz (The reason we own guns is to protect ourselves from those wanting to take our guns from us.)
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To: mosaicwolf

Pelosi was Speaker then. She passed it.


43 posted on 07/08/2013 7:01:01 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: EXCH54FE

We need to blue slip the whole lot of them.


44 posted on 07/09/2013 2:07:48 AM PDT by jonrick46 (The opium of Communists: other people's money.)
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To: chuckles

I also live in Stockman’s district. Love both him and Cruz. Voted for both.


45 posted on 07/09/2013 2:46:11 AM PDT by lonestar (It takes a village of idiots to elect a village idiot.)
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To: Nextrush

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.


46 posted on 07/09/2013 7:02:38 AM PDT by Theodore R. ("Hey, the American people must all be crazy out there!")
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To: Theodore R.

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.


47 posted on 07/09/2013 9:20:55 AM PDT by Nextrush (A BALANCED BUDGET NOW AND PRESIDENT SARAH PALIN ARE AT THE TOP OF MY LIST)
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To: Theodore R.

” 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”

Yeah..


48 posted on 07/09/2013 11:26:20 AM PDT by stephenjohnbanker (K I L L T H E B I L L !!)
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To: CharlesWayneCT

They may “Deem” it passed like Obamacare. They have tried that trick before.


49 posted on 07/10/2013 10:50:54 AM PDT by Edison (I don't know what irks me more, the lying or the incompetence.)
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