H. Res. 639: Authorizing the Speaker to Appear in United States v. Texas

On March 17, 2016, the resolution passed largely along party lines, by a vote of 234 to 186. Notably, Republican members Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Carlos Curbelos (R-FL), Richard Hanna (R-NY), Ileana Ros Lehtinen (R-FL), and Robert Dold (R-IL) crossed party lines and voted against the resolution.

On March 14, 2016, Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced House Resolution 639, which authorizes the House of Representatives to file an amicus brief in the matter of United States v. Texas, opposing the President’s 2014 executive orders on immigration.

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Cite as AILA Doc. No. 16032270.

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