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Boehner Quotes Obama 22 Times on Immigration Action

In a last-minute effort urging lawmakers to support a Homeland Security spending bill blocking President Barack Obama’s immigration orders, Speaker John A. Boehner, in a rare floor speech, quoted 22 examples of Obama saying he did not have the authority to take action to change immigration laws during a seven-minute speech.

“Today I rise, and the House rises, to support and defend our constitution,” Boehner said. “We do not take this action lightly, but simply, there is no alternative. … This executive overreach is an affront to the rule of law and to the constitution itself.”

Lawmakers voted 236-191 to pass the spending measure.

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