House speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) didn’t allow rank-and-file conservatives to attach language targeting President Obama’s administrative amnesty to the just-passed cromnibus spending resolution, but he promised that a “direct challenge” to the executive action is coming.
“With a bipartisan vote, the House has passed a responsible bill to keep the government running and address the American people’s priorities,” Boehner said in a statement following the passage of the bill. “This measure puts us on track to save taxpayers more than $2.1 trillion while protecting jobs and supporting our national defense. In addition, by the House’s action, we are setting up a direct challenge to the president’s unilateral actions on immigration next month, when there will be new Republican majorities in both chambers. The Senate should act on this bipartisan legislation in short order.”