this week in washington...

The House of Representatives passed two key bills to crack down on illegal immigration.

The No Sanctuary for Criminals Act (H.R. 3003)

  • This bill provides more tools to fight sanctuary policies, including withholding federal funds from rogue cities that do not cooperate with federal law enforcement.
  • It also protects the public from dangerous criminals by ensuring unlawful immigrants convicted of drunk driving or arrested for other dangerous crimes are detained during their removal proceedings.
  • This bill is named after Sarah Root and Grant Ronnebeck, two innocent Americans who lost their lives due to a willingness by certain cities to not enforce the law.

Kate’s Law (H.R. 3004)

  • This bill enhances penalties for deported felons who return to the United States.
  • It is named after Kate Steinle, who was murdered in San Francisco by an unlawful immigrant who had previously been deported five times and was convicted of multiple felonies.

The Georgia delegation welcomed Congresswoman Karen Handel to Washington D.C. for her swearing in ceremony!

I sent out the highlights from my senior citizen telephone town hall last week.

Click here to see what we talked about.

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt repealed the WOTUS Rule.

The Education and the Workforce Committee held a markup of three labor bills.

For more information on the three bills, click here.

Jimmy Fallon mentioned me on Monday night!

Click here to see the video clip.

I hope everyone in Georgia-12 has a happy and safe Independence Day weekend! 

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Rick Allen
Member of Congress
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