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New Conservative Caucus Presses Senate Dems To Allow DHS Vote

The newly formed House Freedom Caucus pressed Senate Democrats to allow the Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill to come to the floor for debate.

“The first priority of the House Freedom Caucus is to stand united against President Obama’s unconstitutional executive overreach on immigration,” members of the conservative caucus said in a statement Wednesday.

The House Freedom Caucus was formed last month to be a more conservative, streamlined response to the Republican Study Committee. Also last month, the House passed a Department of Homeland Security funding bill that blocks Obama’s executive amnesty.

The DHS bill, however, has stalled in the Senate as Democrats continue to vote against bringing it to the floor.

“The House has passed legislation that will restrict President Obama’s unlawful actions while fully funding the Department of Homeland Security,” the caucus continued. “We stand with the American people in opposition to any congressional legislation that funds in any way President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty in November, and will oppose any legislation that does so. America’s voters overwhelmingly support the House-passed legislation.”

The new group — which elected Rep. Jim Jordan to be its first chairman Tuesday — went on to call on Senate Democrats allow debate on the bill.

“It’s time for Senate Democrats to honor their campaign statements, obey their constituents, end the obstruction and vote to debate the DHS funding bill,” they said.

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