Rep. Chip Roy, a freshman in Texas who led the party in the struggle for resources to massively increase illegal migrants on the southern border, single-handedly blocked large-scale disaster relief, in part because of a lack of money to tackle the crisis.
Roy, a member of the conservative House Freedom Caucus, objected when the Democrats attempted on Friday morning to approve and block a $ 19.1 billion disaster relief package.
Measure to be Sailed After Senate Adoption An overwhelming and bipartisan ballot on Thursday and President Trump's promise to sign him. The measure had stalled for months due to differences between the partisans and had refused critical funding for floods, fires and storm-hit communities.
But the house conservatives were not involved in the bipartisan handshake of the measure. While they are in the minority of the house, this time they had a leverage effect and decided to use it.
The house left the city for Thursday before the deal came to fruition. This meant that Parliament was only able to approve the bill passed by the Senate with the unanimous consent that every legislator has the power to block.
And Roy did just that.
"The bill contains nothing to address the clear national emergency and humanitarian crisis on our southern border," Roy said, rejecting the bill by Donna Shalala, D-Fla. "While the spokeswoman [Nancy] Pelosi has denied the crisis on our frontier and thus the humanity of the victims of cartels and other human traffickers, she has insisted that there is no money to compromise the good faith compromise emergency funding applications meet the white house.
Roy and other members of House Freedom Caucus are unhappy that the $ 4.4 billion disaster relief package that Trump wanted to make available to the ministries of homeland security, health and human services was a massive influx of illegal Immigrants in the US cope with Texas border.
Democrats have raised objections to border financing, partly because part of the money would have been used for immigration and customs control, which many liberals want to abolish. Trump finally gave in and agreed to drop the money after Republican leaders promised to pass it on in a separate move.
But the members of Freedom Caucus wanted him to assert himself.
"There is no reason why this disastrous addition should not include the modest $ 4.4 billion required by the Office of Management and Budget Director Russ Vought to ensure that DHS and HHS do not do so Money is running out, while the more than 1
Roy also cited the cost of the measure, which has almost doubled since the legislature's attempt to adopt it last year.
Billions were added to help communities damaged by recent storms, including floods in the Midwest, which devastated many agricultural communities
Roy said Pelosi had legislated on the Senate agreement should not let the break.
"I objected mainly because Congress passed a bill that spends a significant amount of money on tax money, with no congressional members present in the capital of our country to vote on it," Roy said. Spokesman Pelosi knew well enough that a disaster law might come from the Senate and yet decided to block the house, and then brought it to the approval. I stayed in the DC to argue because this kind of swampy practice forced the Texans to resist. "
Roy, 46, is familiar with the methods of the Congress. Prior to replacing retired MP Lamar Smith (R-Texas) in the 21st District, he served as chief of staff for Conservative colleague Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who spent 21 hours whirling around the Senate to defeat Obamacare.
He also worked in Sen. John Cornyn's leadership office, R-Texas, when Cornyn served as a Republican whip. Both Cornyn and Cruz voted on Thursday in the Senate for the bill.
Roy was among a trio of Republicans who sent a list of proposals to Acting Minister of Homeland Security, Kevin McAleenan, to stop the flood.
The proposal called for better training to determine who should receive asylum, restrict ICE probation guidelines, limit work permits and raise asylum fees.
Roy, representing the Austin region, can not delay the bill long. Although a Republican may object again at the pro-forma meeting on Thursday, if the legislature is not present, the Democrats may ultimately refuse them if they return in the week of 3 June and hold a roll-call vote.