Early this morning, the House of Representatives passed a one-week stopgap measure to keep the government funded.
With how committed Paul Ryan was to betraying Conservatives, we were expecting passage of a full bill. We were expecting the border wall to be unfunded and for Planned Parenthood to get every dollar it asked for. That was Ryan’s plan…
But, we were surprised. Paul Ryan got the House of Representatives to pass an temporary budget to let the GOP continue debating a full spending bill for another week.
What does that mean? Well, it means that Paul Ryan is having a harder time betraying Conservatives than he expected. That means there is still time to get the border wall financed and there is still time to defund sanctuary cities!
Extending the deadline means that We the People have another week to pressure Congress into honoring their oaths and we intend to take advantage of every single extra day.
While campaigning, Donald Trump made a series of promises to the American people. He promised a list of things that he would do as President as well as a list of bills that Congress would pass in his first 100 days. He has kept most of his promises when it comes to executive action.
The real failures come from Congress. It is Paul Ryan and Company who can’t seem to get anything done. There was not one major piece of legislation even brought to a vote in Trump’s first 100 days. Paul Ryan didn’t even schedule any major votes. But he did find time to go to Disney Land…
One of President Trump’s 100 days promises was for Congress to pass the End Illegal Immigration Act, which
“Fully-funds the construction of a wall on our southern border with the full understanding that the country of Mexico will be reimbursing the United States for the full cost of such wall; establishes a two-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering the U.S. after a previous deportation, and a five-year mandatory minimum federal prison sentence for illegally re-entering for those with felony convictions, multiple misdemeanor convictions or two or more prior deportations; also reforms visa rules to enhance penalties for overstaying and to ensure open jobs are offered to American workers first.”
Last week, the President called on Paul Ryan to include border wall funding in the next budget bill. Paul Ryan flat out told him “no.”
What we have seen since then is remarkable. The reason that Paul Ryan doesn’t have the votes to stab the President in the back is because Conservatives in Congress are demanding the wall.
Why are they resisting Ryan’s plan? Because YOU are forcing them too!
That’s right. Paul Ryan is struggling to get the votes for his border wall surrender bill because Members of Congress are starting to find their backbones.
We fought tooth and nail for this for the past week. With your help we, buried Congress in faxes demanding that they finance the wall. The result is that Paul Ryan is forced to delay his surrender plot.
But the fight isn’t over. No, it has just begun!