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House Passes Two Bills to Uphold the Rule of Law

June 29, 2017
Press Release

House Passes Two Bills to Uphold the Rule of Law

(WASHINGTON, D.C.) – On Thursday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3003, the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and H.R. 3004, Kate’s Law to stop the dangerous expansion of sanctuary city policies and enforce U.S. immigration laws.

Prior to the vote, Eighth District Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. spoke on the House floor in favor of both measures saying, “We are a country of laws. We must enforce them and hold accountable anyone who violates them.”

Mr. Speaker, let’s be clear.

So-called sanctuary cities have become a safe-haven for illegal immigrants that have committed crimes.

They undermine federal law and put the safety of law-abiding citizens at risk.

Kate Steinle was murdered in San Francisco by an illegal immigrant who had seven felonies and had been deported five times.

Where was Kate’s sanctuary?

We are a country of laws. We must enforce them and hold accountable anyone who violates them.

Sarah Root was killed by an illegal immigrant street racing drunk.

Grant Ronnebeck was murdered in cold blood while working the night shift at a convenience store.  

Mr. Speaker, no family should ever have to go through what these families have faced.

Kate’s Law and the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act will help protect our communities and help protect families from these senseless and preventable tragedies.

Thank you, Mr. Speaker and I yield back.

Video of the speech can be accessed here.


Congressman Larry Bucshon, M.D. is a physician and Republican member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee serving his fourth term representing Indiana's 8th Congressional district. The 8th District of Indiana includes all or parts of Clay, Crawford, Daviess, Dubois, Gibson, Greene, Knox, Martin, Owen, Parke, Perry, Pike, Posey, Spencer, Sullivan, Vanderburgh, Vermillion, Vigo, and Warrick counties.
 

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