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  • Democrats threaten to withhold defense votes over wall

    09/11/2019 3:02:16 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | September 11, 2019 | Niv Elis
    Senate Democrats are threatening to withhold their votes on a spending bill for the Pentagon unless Republicans agree to block President Trump from repurposing defense funds for his wall on the Mexican border, a tactic he’s employed in recent months. Democrats on Thursday will offer an amendment in committee to block Trump from reprogramming defense funds for his wall. “There will likely be some amendments offered, and my vote on final passage depends on the fate of those amendments,” said Sen. Dick Durban (Ill.), the top Democrat on the appropriations subcommittee on defense. While the bill could squeak through the...
  • Cities Launch Legal Defense Fund for Illegal Aliens

    12/22/2016 11:52:37 AM PST · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 22, 2016
    A few days after the Chicago City Council approved a $1.3 million legal defense fund to help illegal immigrants facing deportation, officials in Los Angeles unveiled their version with more than seven times the money. It appears to be a growing trend of using public funds to protect those who have violated federal law. The offenders are municipalities that have long offered illegal aliens sanctuary and an array of taxpayer-funded benefits. Last week Chicago officials proudly announced their legal defense fund to help immigrants threatened with deportation. It was created to prepare for President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign promise to deport...
  • Family Foundation Forms Defense Fund For Clerks Refusing to Issue Marriage Licenses

    09/03/2015 5:22:47 PM PDT · by Morgana · 9 replies
    wfpl.org ^ | July 6, 2015 | Ryland Barton
    The Family Foundation’s Kentucky chapter has established a legal defense fund for county clerks who refuse to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. Four couples in Rowan County recently sued county clerk Kim Davis because she has declined to issue marriage licenses after the Supreme Court ruling lifted same-sex marriage bans across the U.S. Casey County Clerk Casey Davis is also not issuing marriage licenses. Kentucky Family Foundation Executive Director Kent Ostrander said no government worker should be forced to do something that’s against their religious beliefs. “When America was at war and its own existence was in question, America...