In order to circumvent Chairman Bob Goodlattes's House of Representative Judiciary Committee process, Democrat Minority House Whip Steny Hoyer is leading the Democrat members of congress, along with a handful of Republicans, in the signing of a DISCHARGE PETITION in order to bypass the committee process and bring the DREAM Act 2017 directly to the floor for a vote. Read Minority Whip Steny Hoyer's press release below. 218 signatures are required to bring the bill forward to the floor for a vote. There are currently 200 cosponsors of the DREAM Act.
CALLRepublican Texas Congressman Joe Barton and tell him he has been entered into the Republican Hall of Shame for joining with the Democrats and voting on behalf of illegals. Tell him he is betraying AMERICAN CITIZENS by cosponsoring the Democrat sponsored DREAM Act 2017.
DEMAND THAT CONGRESSMAN JOE BARTON REMOVE HIS NAME AS A COSPONSOR of the DREAM Act 2017!
September 25 at 3:04pm · I, along with the Congressional Hispanic Caucus and House Democrats, am signing a petition to bring the #DREAMAct to the Floor for a vote. We urge Republicans to join us in signing the petition so we can force a vote, pass the DREAM Act, and #ProtectDREAMers DEMOCRAT CONGRESSIONAL MINORITY WHIP STENY HOYER https://hoyer.house.gov/
Hoyer Statement on Signing a Discharge Petition to Bring the DREAM Act to the Floor for a Vote
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement after signing a discharge petition to bring the DREAM Act to the Floor for a vote:
“Tonight, I proudly added my name to a discharge petition that would force the House to vote on the DREAM Act. With broad support from Democrats and growing support among Republicans, the DREAM Act ought to come to the Floor without delay, where I believe it will pass. This legislation would remove the cloud of uncertainty and fear now looming over hundreds of thousands of young DREAMers and their families. Many of these DREAMers have never known any home but the United States, and we ought to allow them to stay here and continue building their lives and contributing to our communities, our country, and the growth of our economy.
"I urge all Members – on both sides of the aisle – who believe in these young DREAMers and their value to our country and their contributions as workers, innovators, and entrepreneurs – to join in signing our discharge petition to bring the DREAM Act to the Floor.”