Congressman Steve King

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King: How to Get to YES on Border Bill

Jul 30, 2014
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Steve King released the following statement after hosting Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) as the guest speaker this morning at the Conservative Opportunity Society, a Members only breakfast. Sessions delivered a message which resonated with House core conservatives that the immigration border bill must have two legislative fixes. The result of the breakfast meeting is summarized in the language below that is now garnering support around the Capitol.

Below is the proposal House conservatives provided to House Leadership:

“As it is currently written, the proposed supplemental (H.R. 5230) is inadequate to earn our support. If the DACA fix (Cruz/Blackburn, H.R. 5160) is included, and the Chaffetz/Goodlatte OTM/UAC fix (H.R. 5137) is substituted for the extremely problematic OTM/UAC language currently in the bill, we will support the bill. This is our effort to get to "yes" on a bill that addresses the problem, and puts Republicans in the driver's seat.”

“This is an effort to get to yes,” said King. “And it is my hope that with this language we can become a 100% unified conference and stand together defending the Constitution, the Rule of Law, border security, and American’s economic security.”

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