Statement ● Immigration
For Immediate Release: 
February 15, 2018
Contact Info: 
Mariel Saez 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) spoke on the House Floor today to call on Republican leadership to bring legislation to protect DREAMers to the Floor for a vote. Below is a video and transcript of his remarks:

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“Madam Speaker, we have four legislative days before those protected by DACA will be at risk. The Speaker has said he was going to address this issue. He has not at this point in time.

“The Speaker said on 9/23/2010, ‘we will advance major legislation one issue at a time.'

“He said, 'we will not duck the tough issues. We'll take them head-on.'

"In that light, I urge the Speaker to put on the Floor the three bills that are pending in this House. The clean DREAM Act. The USA Act sponsored by Representatives Aguilar and Hurd, a bipartisan bill. And a Republican bill, the Securing America’s Future Act, sponsored by Representative Goodlatte.

“Mr. Speaker, let the people's House speak. Let them vote. Put these three bills on the Floor and let the majority rule. That is democracy. Let democracy prevail in this House.”