Jim Jordan: I'm Not Voting for Omnibus That Funds Obama's Amnesty

By Ali Meyer | December 10, 2014 | 5:45pm EST

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) (CNSNews.com/Penny Starr)

(CNSNews.com) – Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) told CNSNews.com on Wednesday that he would not vote for the omnibus government funding bill and the main reason for was that it funds President Obama’s unilateral amnesty.

CNSNews.com asked Jordan: “Yesterday, you grilled Jonathan Gruber on the false claims of Obamacare. Tomorrow the House will vote on a CR that permits full funding of it. Will you vote to fund Gruber’s Obamacare?”

“I’m not voting for the omnibus,” Jordan replied. “I mean there’s a whole host of reasons. But the main one is we’re not addressing the president’s executive amnesty. We’re not addressing that. So that’s the main reason why I’m voting no on it.”

The 1,603-page text of the Omnibus Appropriations bill, which will fund most of the government through next September, funds the Department of Homeland Security through February 27.

Although the bill includes numerous provisions denying the administration the power to spend money implementing various government programs, it does not deny the administration the authority to spend money implementing either Obamacare or the president's unilateral amnesty of illegal aliens.

Jonathan Gruber, who said the administration was able to enact the Affordable Care Act because of “the stupidity of the American voter testified in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee on Tuesday.

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