Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) voted in support of H.R. 240 – the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act. Congresswoman Stefanik issued the following statement after House passage:
“This legislation provides critical funding for DHS while blocking funding for the President’s unilateral actions on immigration, which constitute significant executive overreach. Just last week I took the oath of office to uphold the Constitution; part of that oath is to uphold our Constitution’s system of checks and balances and that means working to stop an overreaching executive action by the President, which is what my vote did today. To be clear, we must fix our broken immigration system. I look forward to pursuing real, substantive immigration reforms legislatively and on a bipartisan basis that will help our local economy grow, promote commerce along our Northern border, and reform our agricultural workers program to provide certainty for our farmers.”
H.R. 240 passed out of the House today by a vote of 236-191. For more information on this legislation, click here.