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Democrats are the Anti-America Party of Lawlessness.

Congressional resolutions are not laws. They are not legislative in character, but are statements of intent or declarations used primarily to express principles, facts, opinions, and purposes. When Congress seeks to pass a law, it uses either a bill or a joint resolution, which must be passed by both houses in identical form, and then presented to the president for approval or disapproval.

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A resolution by the House of Representatives, therefore, is neither a bill nor a joint resolution, but instead is simply a declaration to express some principle, fact, opinion, or purpose.

Last Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2018, only 49 House Democrats voted “Yes” on a resolution ( H. Res. 1071) expressing disapproval of non-citizen illegal aliens voting in U.S. elections, which is a criminal act. 71 Democrats outright voted “No”; 69 Democrats took the cowardly way out by answering “Present”; 4 Democrats refused to take a stance by not voting. In effect, 144 Democrats refused to agree with the resolution that it is wrong for illegal aliens to vote in U.S. elections.

House Resolution 1071, sponsored by Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), states the following:

Recognizing that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

Whereas voting is fundamental to a functioning democracy;

Whereas the Constitution prohibits discrimination in voting based on race, sex, poll taxes, and age;

Whereas it is of paramount importance that the United States maintains the legitimacy of its elections and protects them from interference, including interference from foreign threats and illegal voting;

Whereas the city of San Francisco, California, is allowing non-citizens, including illegal immigrants, to register to vote in school board elections; and

Whereas Federal law prohibits non-citizens from voting in elections for Federal office: Now, therefore, be it

Resolved, That the House of Representatives recognizes that allowing illegal immigrants the right to vote devalues the franchise and diminishes the voting power of United States citizens.

H. Res. 1071, which is not a bill and has no legal power, was passed on Sept. 26, 2018. The roll call vote was 279 Yeas; 72 Nays, 69 Present:

  • Republicans: 230 Yeas, 1 Nay, 4 Not Voting
  • Democrats: 49 Yeas, 71 Nays, 69 Answered “Present”, 4 Not Voting

The Republican who voted “No” is Justin Amash (Michigan).

Democrats who voted “No”:

  1. Karen Bass (CA)
  2. Don Beyer (VA)
  3. Bob Brady (PA)
  4. Anthony G. Brown (MD)
  5. André Carson (IN)
  6. Joaquin Castro (TX)
  7. Yvette Clarke (NY)
  8. Lou Correa (CA)
  9. Joseph Crowley (NY)
  10. Elijah Cummings (MD)
  11. Susan Davis (CA)
  12. Danny Davis (IL)
  13. Diana DeGette (CO)
  14. Val Demings (FL)
  15. Mark DeSaulnier (CA)
  16. Lloyd Doggett (TX)
  17. Michael Doyle (PA)
  18. Adriano Espaillat (NY)
  19. Dwight Evans (PA)
  20. Bill Foster (IL)
  21. Gene Green (TX)
  22. Luis Gutiérrez (IL)
  23. Alcee Hastings (FL)
  24. Brian Higgins (NY)
  25. Steny Hoyer (MD)
  26. Jared Huffman (CA)
  27. Pramila Jayapal (WA)
  28. Hank Johnson (GA)
  29. Eddie Johnson (TX)
  30. Robin Kelly (IL)
  31. Ruben Kihuen (NV)
  32. Barbara Lee (CA)
  33. Nita Lowey (NY)
  34. Sean Maloney (NY)
  35. Donald McEachin (VA)
  36. Jim McGovern (MA)
  37. Gregory Meeks (NY)
  38. Grace Meng (NY)
  39. Gwen Moore (WI)
  40. Seth Moulton (MA)
  41. Jerrold Nadler (NY)
  42. Grace Napolitano (CA)
  43. Beto O’Rourke (TX)
  44. Frank Pallone (NJ)
  45. Jimmy Panetta (CA)
  46. Bill Pascrell (NJ)
  47. Donald Payne (NJ)
  48. Nancy Pelosi (CA)
  49. Mark Pocan (WI)
  50. David Price (NC)
  51. Mike Quigley (IL)
  52. Jamie Raskin (MA)
  53. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA)
  54. Bobby Rush (IL)
  55. John Sarbanesn (MD)
  56. Jan Schakowsky (IL)
  57. Brad Schneider (IL)
  58. Bobby Scott (VA)
  59. José Serrano (NY)
  60. Adam Smith (WA)
  61. Darren Soto (FL)
  62. Eric Swalwell (CA)
  63. Bennie Thompson (MS)
  64. Paul Tonko (NY)
  65. Norma Torres (CA)
  66. Niki Tsongas (MA)
  67. Juan Vargas (CA)
  68. Marc Veasey (TX)
  69. Nydia Velázquez (NY)
  70. Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ)
  71. Peter Welch (VT)

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