February 3, 2015 02:22 PM

Shaheen Parliamentary Inquiries re: Budget points of order on DHS approps

Senator Shaheen made 3 parliamentary inquiries regarding H.R.240, the DHS Appropriations bill.

Shaheen: CONGRESS NEEDS TO PASS A CLEAN FULL-YEAR FUNDING BILL

WITHOUT ANY CONTROVERSIAL IMMIGRATION RIDERS THAT ARE NOT GOING

TO BE ABLE TO GAIN SUPPORT THAT THE PRESIDENT HAS ALREADY SAID

HE'S GOING TO VETO. IT'S THAT SIMPLE. THERE IS TOO MUCH AT

STAKE FOR THE SECURITY OF OUR NATION TO PLAY POLITICS WITH THIS

BILL. BEFORE I CONCLUDE, MR. PRESIDENT, I WOULD NOTE THAT THE

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-- AGAIN BE THAT THE HOUSE-PASSED DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND

SECURITY FUNDING BILL INCLUDES SEVERAL IMMIGRATION-RELATED

PROVISIONS THAT DRAW BUDGET POINTS OF ORDER AGAINST THE BILL.

ACCORDING TO THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE, THE

IMMIGRATION-RELATED PROVISIONS WOULD INCREASE THE DEFICIT BY

$7.5 BILLION OVER TEN YEARS. IN ADDITION, THE BILL INCLUDES

LANGUAGE RELATING TO THE BUDGETARY TREATMENT OF THESE

PROVISIONS. THE RESULT IS MULTIPLE POINTS OF ORDER THAT WOULD

NOT APPLY TO THE BILL IF THE IMMIGRATION PROVISIONS HAD NOT

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BEEN ADDED. SO, MR. PRESIDENT, I HAVE A PARLIAMENTARY INQUIRY.

DOES THE BUDGET POINT OF ORDER LIE AGAINST H.R. 240 PURSUANT TO

SECTION 311(A)2(B)OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974.

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THE PRESIDING OFFICER: THE SENATOR WILL BE ADVISED THAT THE

POINT OF ORDER LIES.

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MRS. SHAHEEN: DOES THE BUDGET LIE AGAINST --

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THE PRESIDING OFFICER: THE CHAIR ADVISED THAT THE POINT OF

ORDER DOES LIEVMENT HURRICANE KATRINA DOES THE BUDGET POINT OF

ORDER LIE AGAINST THE BILL PURR SANTS TO SECTION 306 OF THE

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974?

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THE PRESIDING OFFICER: THE CHAIR ADVISED THAT THE BUDGET POINT

OF ORDER DOES LIE.

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MRS. SHAHEEN: THANK YOU VERY MUCH, MR. PRESIDENT.