Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ted S. Yoho (R-FL-03) introduced an amendment -to the Transportation House and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill (HR 2577)- that would make sure no taxpayer funds could be used to circumvent existing law which prevents illegal immigrants from obtaining housing assistance. The Amendment passed the House 244-181. Congressman Yoho gave the following statement:
“We should not be giving tax money to individuals who are breaking the law by living in our country illegally. The taxpayers in my district and across America work very hard to support their families, themselves, and dutifully cut the federal government a check every year. The money sent to Washington DC, should be reinvested into the American people.
“This is a common-sense amendment, it shows the American people that Members of Congress are serious about how we spend their tax dollars and that we will not be reckless with their hard-earned money. I want to thank all my colleagues who voted in favor of my amendment and the rule of law.”