From Former Quigley Supporter:
Follow-up from Congressional Border Visits
After the border visits in the Rio Grande Valley of south Texas by 3 separate congressional delegations on Friday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer made statements to the press.
Link to a POLITICO article below.
President Trump tweeted Sunday evening he would set up the meeting to discuss the border with Senator Schumer “ASAP!”:
The President’s tweets alludes to the attempt by undocumented immigrant “bridge-runners” to enter the USA illegally at the nearby Pharr-Reynosa International Bridge hours before the congressional delegations’ arrivals in the Rio Grande Valley.
The delegation Congresswoman Lauren Underwood was part, the House Homeland Security Committee, has not yet issued any press briefings.
Underwood’s social media and press releases have issued nothing either.
One would expect the House Homeland Services Committee to issue findings to support the border-legislation which cleared the committee last week, H.R. 2203 and Underwood’s H.R. 3525.
Finally, the Problem Solvers Caucus’ Congressman Dean Phillips (D, MN) was interviewed on Fox News yesterday.
Phillips continued the honest, bipartisan view he and his PSC colleagues showed in their Friday evening press conference.
- FoxNews Dean Phillips Link: https://youtu.be/Cgc3UDnrw68
- H.R. 2203 Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/2203/text
- H.R. 3525 Link: https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/house-bill/3525/text
- POLITICO Immigration Trump/Schumer Link: https://www.politico.com/story/2019/07/21/trump-schumer-border-immigration-1424443
Jeanne Ives Press Release 7/21/19
Prior to her campaign’s kickoff last night, 6th district Republican congressional candidate Jeanne Ives issued the following press release through Facebook:
IT MUST BE NOTED: Congressman Casten did not vote himself a pay raise.
The House majority leader and his Republican counterpart had a bipartisan agreement to pursue a cost of living adjustment for members and their staff.
Congressman Casten openly and strongly supported the pay raise proposed by the majority and minority leaders.
Many more freshmen Democrats opposed the pay raise, and in early June, the House Majority leadership abandoned the pay raise and not pursue it through the fiscal year 2020 appropriations process the House finished in June.
This was the same time the House majority leadership decided not to attempt to eliminate the Hyde Amendment for FY2020, and it was included, and Casten voted for it, in the House appropriations bill for Health and Human Services.
Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Associations Did Something Very Wrong
Over this past weekend, the Illinois Republican County Chairman’s Associations did something very wrong that they should not have done. The headlines and embedded stories can speak for themselves:
To everyone, and especially the Republican congressional candidates in the 6th and 14th districts and their supporters, please be more sensitive to what you say and how you say it especially what you post online.
Cook County Republican Chairman Sean Morrison said it best in Crain’s:
“There are civil ways to express political differences that do not involve appealing to racist extremes.”
ould add something we see when getting ready to go through security check-in at an airport–“No Jokes”.
(In order not to spread the image, I am not posting links to the articles cited here.)
Christian Responses to the President
Chicagoland-based Christianity Today published an excellent editorial on Friday concerning Christians responding to President Trump, and especially his tweets.
The “Court vs. Wilderness” prophets/messengers is an excellent metaphor. All are encouraged to read the editorial in its entirety:
- Christianity Today Editorial Link: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/july-web-only/prophets-trump-nathan-david-john-baptist.html