Members of House Freedom Caucus threaten budget showdown over president’s unilateral gun-control move
January 9, 2016
Several Members of the House Freedom Caucus are threatening to slash funding in an effort to derail President Obama’s unilateral executive actions on gun control.
Leading Republicans on the House Appropriations Committee and from the party’s conservative wing vowed to use the appropriations process to block Obama’s executive actions and deny the president the necessary funding to implement some of his proposals.“What the president has done is unconstitutional and any action Congress can take, we should, including appropriations,” said Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) a member of the House’s Freedom Caucus …Spokesmen for Freedom Caucus founders Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) and Matt Salmon (R-Ariz.) said those congressmen would likely also be on board.
The old aphorism “Congress holds the purse strings” still rings true — and the president unilaterally endeavoring to implement costly executive actions that restrict American freedoms is no way to lead. Congress must not be afraid to use the power of the purse to fight back against President Obama’s assault on our constitutional rights! Click here to get involved and help Tea Party Patriots hold the president accountable!