Yesterday, House Speaker John Boehner blasted Jeff Fortenberry and his colleagues in the House for failing to address the pressing issue of immigration reform. Speaker Boeher said in a mocking tone: “Here’s the attitude. Ohhhh. Don’t make me do this. Ohhhh. This is too hard.” Boehner also said: “We get elected to make choices. We get elected to solve problems and it’s remarkable to me how many of my colleagues just don’t want to … They’ll take the path of least resistance.”
It’s time for Representative Jeff Fortenberry to show some leadership and demand an up or down vote on the immigration bill passed last year in the Senate on a bi-partisan basis when he returns from his 18 day vacation on April 28. The non-partisan Congressional Budget Office has stated that the Senate immigration bill will reduce the deficit and create new jobs.
Jeff Fortenberry isn’t working for Nebraska. It’s time for new leadership in Washington, D.C.
Dennis P. Crawford
Candidate for Congress – Nebraska CD1