Dec. 2, 2014, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Nathan Mehrens today issued the following statement urging members of both chambers of Congress to oppose any omnibus funding bill that funds key White House executive actions:
“If Congressional leaders believe the December continuing resolution is not a viable tool to defund Obama’s agenda on executive amnesty, the EPA war on coal, the IRS assault on political speech, the Internet giveaway, or the HUD takeover of neighborhood zoning in, the only solution is to pass a short-term continuing resolution into early 2015. That will leave these vital matters for the new Congress to decide — while there is still time to do something about it.
“The fact is, the executive amnesty will be a year old by the time a budget for Fiscal Year 2016 can be approved. The HUD regulation is now set to go into effect this month. Transferring control over the Internet’s domain name system and assigned numbers functions from the Commerce Department will be done by September 30, 2015 when the current contract expires. The IRS rulemaking on 501(c)(4)s has merely been delayed by the agency. The EPA coal power plant regulations will go into effect by June 2015.
“Which means if Congress fully funds the government for the remainder of the Fiscal Year, they will be funding the implementation of these executive actions — legitimizing and legalizing the policies incoming Republican leaders have said they oppose. At some point, if you fund it, you own it.”
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