The Week In Congress: Dreamers, Declaring War, and Reuniting Korean-American Families
Published June 4, 2019
Here’s a video recap of the happenings in Congress last week (May 27-31, 2019).
First up, two bills, The American Promise Act of 2019 and The Dream Act of 2019 introduced by Rep. Velasquez (D-NY) and Rep. Roybal-Allard (D-CA) respectively, were designed to carve a path to citizenship for dreamers and those with temporary protected status. Below, we analyze these two new bills and some changes they make to previous versions.
Next, we break down H.Res.411, which clears up some ambiguities in the Declare War Clause and the War Powers Resolution, making violations more concrete and therefore, actionable. These violations are considered “high crimes and misdemeanors,” and are IMPEACHABLE offenses.
Lastly, H.Res.410 offers some good news, where the U.S. and North Korea are called upon to set aside their differences to reunite Korean-American families.
Thanks for tuning in and have a wonderful rest of your week,
The DailyClout Team
H.R.2821 – American Promise Act of 2019 Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7] (Introduced 05/17/2019)
H.R.2820 – Dream Act of 2019 Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40] (Introduced 05/17/2019)
H.Res.411 – Defining Presidential wars not declared by Congress under…[the] Declare War Clause as impeachable “high crimes and misdemeanors”… and defining the meanings of war and cobelligerency for purposes of the Declare War Clause and Impeachment provisions. Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2] (Introduced 05/30/2019)
H.Res.410 – Encouraging reunions of divided Korean-American families. Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37] (Introduced 05/30/2019)