The Refugee Resettlement Oversight and Security Act passed in the House of Representatives today with a veto proof majority of both Republicans and Democrats! What a great day in America! You can see the story on CNN here.
President Obama has already threatened to veto the bill, but Senator Harry Reed said the Democrats will keep it from ever getting to his desk–so much for the Democrats representing their American constituents! Hearing Speaker Ryan talking about this earlier today, I’m encouraged that the Republicans are going to start standing up for traditional American values and what we elected them to do, but it remains to be seen if the Senate will play hardball. If this issue isn’t enough to make shutting down the government for, I don’t know what is. But let’s all contact our elected representatives to let them know where we stand and where we expect them to stand. You can get your Representative’s contact information at this link and your Senators’ contact information here.
If we let our representatives hear from us, including calling or writing to the White House, I think we can make a difference and restore sanity to the Syrian Refugee situation. But they’ll have to hear from a lot of us, so please let your family, friends and co-workers know about this and urge them to contact their Representatives, Senators and President Obama as well!
So let’s unite and take a stand for our country and the values we hold dear as we keep praying and trusting God to change hearts and heal our land! As Proverbs 16:9 reminds us, A man’s heart plans his way, But the Lord directs his steps. AMEN!