Mr. speaker, the United States Congress has been sworn to office. We all took an oath to support and defend the United States Constitution. The Constitution, however, is under attack by the policies of the administration.
The administration has unconstitutionally, illegally, and unwisely issued a decree that in essence grants amnesty to about five million people. the real issue is not an immigration issue, because we need immigration reform. But it's a constitutional issue. The Constitution has been bruised by the improper act of the president. All members who support the Constitution and constitutional government rather than a government run by one person should oppose the illegal action memo of the administration.
Along with representative black of tennessee, I have introduced the Separation of Powers Act. This bill will prohibit taxpayer funds to be used or appropriated for the recent illegal actions of the administration, granting amnesty. The President also has been sworn to support the Constitution and it is congress' duty to make the laws , whether the administration likes it or not. The Constitution is not a mere suggestion. It's the law of the land.
And that's just the way it is.