House GOP plots counter to Obama’s immigration order

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – Could President Barack Obama’s relationship with the GOP get any worse?

The Republican leadership is set to take on the president after he used his executive power on immigration.

The House plans to vote this week on a symbolic immigration bill in protest of President Obama’s executive actions. The move comes before lawmakers approve funding for the government ahead of a Dec. 11 deadline.

But the White House says President Obama would veto any government spending bill that would undo his executive actions on immigration.

During a news conference today in Washington, House Speaker John Boehner slams the president for reportedly ignoring what the American people want.

“He, himself, or his decision to take unilateral action on immigration; action he, himself said exceeded his authority, makes it harder for the American people and their elected representatives to trust his word on any issue,” Boehner said.   

During a congressional hearing Tuesday in the nation’s capital, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson defended the president’s plan to shield millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

Johnson says he is confident the executive branch has the authority to implement the executive action.

The challenges the House to continue working on a more permanent immigration reform bill.

Meantime, many Americans are getting ready for more gridlock in Congress.

According to a new CNN/ORC poll, half of people in the United States think a Republican-led Congress will be bad for the country.

But 37 percent think things will remain the same.

Sixty-eight percent of Americans polled say the GOP is not cooperating enough with President Obama.

While 57 percent of those polled say Obama is not cooperating enough with the Republican party.

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  • Fil Am
    2 December 2014 at 7:28 pm - Reply
  • Mario
    3 December 2014 at 2:56 am - Reply

    Starting Jan 1st GOP will be in control on both lower(House of Representative) and upper house(Senate).For the last 2 years, there were 350 economic and job creation bills passed by the GOP controlled lower house, but it was stopped by Sen Harry Reed, the upper house majority floor leader. After Jan 1st, those bills will be revived again and it will pass, but Obama will use his veto power to stop the bill. The GOP being the winner during the midterm election will never compromise, Democrat the loser on the midterm, should learn to compromise/cooperate with the GOP. Majority rules.

  • Joe
    3 December 2014 at 3:24 am - Reply

    CNN Poll are all lies and incorrect. How come American voted GOP for the control of the Congress. Bill & Hillary, supported and campaigned for 31 mostly incumbent Democrats and were all defeated, Obama was shocked on the result of the election, until now he could not accept the defeat of his party. The TV ratings of CNN, MSNBC,ABC combined could not reach the TV rating of FOX channel being the # 1 TV news. American viewers are tired of Democrat lies, that is why they were thrown out, during the midterm election.

  • Delia
    3 December 2014 at 10:48 am - Reply

    It’s time for us citizens to demand accountability and responsibility from our elected officals.

    Obama and Reid dammed-up a lot of compromise that could have relieved pressure that is now at a critical point. The Reps have a lot of work to do,to take advantage of it and start pushing legislation that can help the economy and constrain government’s reach into our lives. Obama’s six years of go-it-alone government has shown “folks” that it’s quite a recipe for failure in this regard.

    The debt just hit $18,000,000,000,000. I”m starting to believe the Chinese commercial shown on TV once , that they now own America.