Today, Congressman George Holding (NC-13) issued the following statement after voting against the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015 (H.R. 240):
"There has been a lot of heated political rhetoric about President Obama’s executive actions. I won’t add to it. The issue here is straightforward: Does the president have the power – the legal power – to change our immigration laws? A federal judge, Andrew Hanen, has ruled he does not – that no law gives the president that power. I believe that is correct, and today I voted against funding these unlawful actions."