#MuslimBan Tracker List - Where do your members of Congress stand? (updated 2/8 8:46 PM)
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District/StatePositionPhoneFirst NameLast NameParty AffiliationWebsiteStatement on Order?Statement & Source of StatementNotes
AKSenator(202) 224-6665LisaMurkowskiRepublicanhttps://www.murkowski.senate.govHEDGINGhttps://twitter.com/lisamurkowski/status/826132913683124225 http://www.alaskapublic.org/2017/01/30/congressional-delegation-avoids-taking-sides-on-trumps-refugee-ban/
AKSenator(202) 224-3004DanSullivanRepublicanhttps://www.sullivan.senate.govSUPPORTS Rather, it is about temporarily suspending visitors and those seeking refugee status to the United States predominantly from countries that the former Obama administration and now Trump administration deem a security risk to our country. The temporary restrictions, which I support, will be in place until our vetting and screening system is thoroughly reexamined to ensure terrorists aren’t entering our country. Witnesses testified before the Homeland Security Committees last Congress that screening procedures needed to be reviewed. https://www.facebook.com/1499142123704271/posts/1853691448249335
AK-ALRepresentative(202) 225-5765DonYoungRepublicanhttp://donyoung.house.gov/SUPPORTS “This administration has made it very clear – throughout the election cycle and since entering office – they are focused on protecting the American people from foreign and emerging threats. Ultimately, I support the goals of increased security, additional screening and added layers of safety. I believe we must do everything in our power to ensure our immigration system is complete, thorough and capable of examining threats – particularly from some of the most dangerous regions of the globe. This temporary pause allows our nation to review its vetting process and begin addressing some of the many national security holes identified by those in our intelligence and counter-terrorism community.” http://donyoung.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398831
ALSenator(202) 224-4124JeffSessionsRepublicanwww.sessions.senate.govNO STATEMENT *Note Sessions is the Attorney General nominee and may not make a formal statement
ALSenator(202) 224-5744RichardShelbyRepublicanhttps://www.shelby.senate.govSUPPORTS Senator Richard Shelby of Alabama suggested that anyone surprised by Mr. Trump’s actions in government had not been paying attention. “I think if you read what he ran on, you see what’s coming,” he said. Asked if he was concerned about how little the administration had coordinated with lawmakers, Mr. Shelby said, “I’m not, yet.”
AL-01Representative(202) 225-4931BradleyByrneRepublicanhttps://byrne.house.gov/SUPPORTS https://byrne.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/byrne-applauds-actions-to-address-illegal-immigration Byrne said: “It is exciting to have a President who is actually focused on securing our border and addressing the widespread issue of illegal immigration. I have said repeatedly that the immigration issue is critical because it deals directly with the safety and security of the American people. With the actions taken today, I think we are taking important steps in the right direction. More work will be needed, and I am committed to doing what I can in Congress to secure the border and stop illegal immigration.”
AL-02Representative(202) 225-2901MarthaRobyRepublicanhttp://roby.house.gov/SUPPORTShttps://twitter.com/RepMarthaRoby/status/824384522326278145 “.@POTUS' executive orders represent a positive first step toward getting control of our illegal immigration problem"
AL-03Representative(202) 225-4601MikeRogersRepublicanhttps://mikerogers.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I strongly support President Trump’s executive order that puts the security of American citizens first. Make no mistake –Americans’ safety is at stake if we continue to allow people in from countries with known terror activity. Specifically regarding refugee admissions, I have questioned the FBI Director and Department of Homeland Security officials, and they admit there is a crisis of confidence in the vetting process. Until there is a new and effective refugee vetting process in place, this executive order is necessary.” https://mikerogers.house.gov/press-release/rogers-president-trump%E2%80%99s-immigration-executive-order
AL-04Representative(202) 225-4876RobertAderholtRepublicanhttps://aderholt.house.gov/SUPPORTS"Quite frankly, I think it is commonsense for additional vetting to occur for the countries that are home to ISIS and AL Qaeda. The fact that some in DC are lost in the political correctness of this, is not that surprising" http://www.denverpost.com/2017/01/29/republicans-on-trump-travel-ban/
AL-05Representative(202) 225-4801MoBrooksRepublicanhttps://brooks.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I’m glad President Trump is quickly taking action to enforce our immigration laws, deport illegal aliens, and withhold federal funds from sanctuary cities. America is a nation of laws, first and foremost, and the President’s actions are a strong step toward restoring our country’s borders and broken immigration system.” https://www.facebook.com/RepMoBrooks/posts/1208944515820870
AL-06Representative(202) 225-4921GaryPalmerRepublicanhttps://palmer.house.gov/NO STATEMENT Supported halting refugee program in the past https://palmer.house.gov/media-center/in-the-news/alabama-lawmakers-want-syrian-refugee-program-halted
AL-07Representative(202) 225-2665TerriSewellDemocratichttps://sewell.house.gov/AGAINST“The President's most recent executive order halting the Syrian Refugee Program and barring entry into the U.S. based on religion is unconscionable, if not unconstitutional, and is inconsistent with our American values. This ill-conceived executive order does little to protect us from terrorism, but it does institutionalize a prejudice against Muslims by giving preference to minority Christians in Muslim countries and forbidding majority Muslim populations from entering into the United States on the basis of nothing more than the religion that they practice. Likewise, by banning the entry of all refugees, the Trump Administration dishonors the commitment we made to countless women and children from Syria that have successfully complied with our strict vetting process and now seek only refuge from the carnage of their own war-torn country. All Americans, regardless of religion, should be offended by Trump's executive action since there is nothing stopping him from banning anyone of any religion from coming into or staying in the United States. The mass confusion and the protests at airports across this country further demonstrate that the President's executive order is not well reasoned or thoughtfully implemented. I call on the President to immediately rescind this executive order and to work with Congress and our National Security professionals to find workable solutions to defeat terrorism while protecting religious freedoms. We are a nation of laws and of immigrants. The actions of the Trump Administration should reflect these American values.” https://sewell.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-terri-sewell-d-al-opposes-presidents-executive-order-banning-muslims
ARSenator(202) 224-4843JohnBoozmanRepublicanhttps://www.boozman.senate.govSUPPORTSProtecting our national security must be a top priority. Our intelligence community and citizens in communities across Arkansas and the United States lack confidence in the programs we use to vet refugees fleeing from persecution and war-torn countries like Syria. We need reasonable measures that allow us to evaluate safety checks for people coming into our country. I have great confidence in Secretary Kelly and look forward to working with him to secure our borders. This is best achieved by working with Congress and the appropriate agencies to alleviate unintended consequences. https://www.boozman.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=B350D820-A29E-442E-9A49-C10D24813F1D
ARSenator(202) 224-2353TomCottonRepublicanhttp://www.cotton.senate.govSUPPORTS"It's simply wrong to call the president's executive order concerning immigration and refugees ‘a religious test' of any kind. I doubt many Arkansans or Americans more broadly object to taking a harder look at foreigners coming into our country from war-torn nations with known terror networks; I think they're wondering why we don't do that already. With proper procedures for green-card holders and immigrants with a documented history of serving alongside our troops, I think most Americans support these common-sense measures. I also think it's high time we took action to fix an ill-designed refugee program that harms Christians and other religious minorities who've suffered from genocide in Syria. Whatever the media and liberal politicians may say, I'm confident that, under Secretary Kelly's leadership, these measures will help keep America safe." https://www.cotton.senate.gov/?p=press_release&id=594
AR-01Representative(202) 225-4076RickCrawfordRepublicanhttps://crawford.house.gov/SUPPORTS“In our own neighborhoods, we don’t lock our doors because we dislike the people who live outside, we lock our doors because we love those who are inside. The same is true on the international stage. Green card holders and aides of the U.S. military should be allowed entry, but refugees from countries with very active threat networks deserve additional scrutiny, period. Trump’s executive order on refugees from 7 unstable nations is a temporary security measure designed to keep our nation safer, which is the role of our federal government above everything else.” http://crawford.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398481
AR-02Representative(202) 225-2506FrenchHillRepublicanhttps://hill.house.gov/SUPPORTSOver the past two years we have heard extensive testimony from high-ranking Obama Administration officials, including James Comey, James Clapper, and Jeh Johnson, on the lack of verification of critical data about refugees coming from war-torn countries of the Middle East, particularly Syria. The short pause in refugee arrivals will help the new administration design an effective process for vetting. I was pleased the executive order maintained a welcoming number of proposed refugee acceptances per year. As to the temporary ban on immigrants from the countries identified by the Obama Administration as requiring more scrutiny, while I believe the time frame of 90 days is reasonable, the design and implementation appear unreasonable and have unintended consequences for law-abiding citizens of both the United States and other nations. While modest inconveniences are acceptable in order to keep our homeland safe, blocking U.S. green card holders, students and professors possessing proper visas, and those extraordinary men and women who have aided us in our Global War on Terror is not acceptable. https://hill.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/hill-statement-refugee-executive-order
AR-03Representative(202) 225-4301SteveWomackRepublicanhttp://womack.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I support the permanent residents who are legally in our country, as well as those individuals who supported our warfighters abroad through interpretation and other vital services to fight the war on terror. I have also consistently supported increased scrutiny of immigrants from areas of the world that are hotbeds of terrorist activity. My colleagues and I will be studying the exact text of President Trump's executive order, along with its implications, in classified and unclassified settings in the weeks to come. I look forward to a thoughtful partnership with the administration and am glad the President is focusing on strengthening our immigrant vetting processes.” http://ualrpublicradio.org/post/arkansass-us-senators-stand-trumps-immigration-ban-house-members-want-exceptions#stream/0
AR-04Representative(202) 225-3772BruceWestermanRepublicanhttps://westerman.house.gov/NO STATEMENT Has taken anti-refugee positions in the past http://www.arkansasmatters.com/news/local-news/arkansas-congressional-members-oppose-possible-refugee-shelter-in-royal/623249803
AZSenator(202) 224-4521JeffFlakeRepublicanhttps://www.flake.senate.govHEDGINGPresident Trump and his administration are right to be concerned about national security, but it’s unacceptable when even legal permanent residents are being detained or turned away at airports and ports of entry. Enhancing long term national security requires that we have a clear-eyed view of radical Islamic terrorism without ascribing radical Islamic terrorist views to all Muslims. https://medium.com/@JeffFlake/president-trump-and-his-administration-are-right-to-be-concerned-about-national-security-but-its-ebc9d0f71c45#.yju0pl2ed
AZSenator(202) 224-2235JohnMcCainRepublicanhttps://www.mccain.senate.govAGAINST“Our government has a responsibility to defend our borders, but we must do so in a way that makes us safer and upholds all that is decent and exceptional about our nation. It is clear from the confusion at our airports across the nation that President Trump’s executive order was not properly vetted. We are particularly concerned by reports that this order went into effect with little to no consultation with the Departments of State, Defense, Justice, and Homeland Security. Such a hasty process risks harmful results. We should not stop green-card holders from returning to the country they call home. We should not stop those who have served as interpreters for our military and diplomats from seeking refuge in the country they risked their lives to help. And we should not turn our backs on those refugees who have been shown through extensive vetting to pose no demonstrable threat to our nation, and who have suffered unspeakable horrors, most of them women and children. Ultimately, we fear this executive order will become a self-inflicted wound in the fight against terrorism. At this very moment, American troops are fighting side-by-side with our Iraqi partners to defeat ISIL. But this executive order bans Iraqi pilots from coming to military bases in Arizona to fight our common enemies. Our most important allies in the fight against ISIL are the vast majority of Muslims who reject its apocalyptic ideology of hatred. This executive order sends a signal, intended or not, that America does not want Muslims coming into our country. That is why we fear this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.” http://www.mccain.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?ID=587F2A2D-8A47-48F7-9045-CF30F0A77889
AZ-01Representative(202) 225-3361TomO'HalleranDemocratichttps://ohalleran.house.gov/AGAINST“My first responsibility in Congress is to strengthen our national security and protect our communities. President Trump’s broad executive order banning refugees from entering our country fails to make America more secure,” said Rep. O’Halleran. “It ignores our real national security needs and has created chaos at our nation’s airports. I agree with Sen. McCain that ‘this executive order may do more to help terrorist recruitment than improve our security.’” On Friday, Donald Trump signed an executive order restricting immigration into the United States from seven Muslim-majority countries for the next 90 days. The seven countries, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Iran, Somalia, Yemen, and Sudan, were named “countries of concern” in 2016. In addition, the order suspends the US Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days and reduces the number of refugees admitted into the country by more than half. “This executive order does not represent our nation’s values,” continued O’Halleran. “We can ensure refugees and immigrants coming into our country are properly vetted without violating our Constitution or the bedrock ideals of our democracy. Arizona families deserve to know their communities are safe and secure, and I will work tirelessly with colleagues from both sides of the aisle to strengthen our long-term national security.” https://ohalleran.house.gov/newsroom/press-releases/rep-o-halleran-stands-against-refugee-ban
AZ-02Representative(202) 225-2542MarthaMcSallyRepublicanhttps://mcsally.house.gov/SUPPORTSRepublican U.S. Rep. Martha McSally said she learned of “very real and dangerous gaps” in the vetting process of those entering the United States while serving on a congressional task force focused on combating ISIS. http://tucson.com/news/local/s-arizona-s-congressional-leaders-concerned-about-immigration-refugee-ban/article_5d7aea4b-3620-5369-8554-1156508bf197.html
AZ-03Representative(202) 225-2435RaúlGrijalvaDemocratichttps://grijalva.house.gov/AGAINST"Trump's Muslim Ban a Betrayal of American Values” https://grijalva.house.gov/news-and-press-releases/grijalva-trumps-muslim-ban-a-betrayal-of-american-values/ see also https://www.facebook.com/Rep.Grijalva/posts/10154417045481234
AZ-04Representative(202) 225-2315PaulGosarRepublicanhttp://gosar.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I fully support President Trump’s Executive Order to strengthen our immigration and refugee screening process. We know for a fact that terrorists are trying to infiltrate the ranks of refugees and other visitors coming to the United States. Furthermore, leaders from the FBI, National Counterterrorism Center and the Department of Homeland Security have testified before Congress that they do not have the necessary resources to thoroughly vet refugees. To ignore this reality, as the Obama Administration did, would be a dereliction of duty. This temporary pause in accepting refugees and immigrants from terrorist strongholds is not only legal—it is the necessary first step to positively reforming our refugee program. Above all else, this action will uphold the most important job of the federal government—to provide for the national defense of the American people.” http://gosar.house.gov/press-release/rep-gosar-statement-executive-order-temporarily-halting-admission-refugees
AZ-05Representative(202) 225-2635AndyBiggsRepublicanhttps://biggs.house.gov/SUPPORTS“The growth of radical Islamic terrorism over the past two decades has changed the dangers facing the world. From September 11th to the many tragic events carried out by terrorists in the United States and around the world, the importance of vetting immigrants coming to America to ensure they pose no security threat has never been higher. “President Donald Trump’s recent executive order to strengthen and control our immigrant vetting system is rooted in a sincere desire to prioritize the safety and security of Americans, and is based on historical precedent. For example, the Obama administration temporarily suspended visas from Iraqi nationals in 2011, following FBI intelligence that terrorists were exploiting the system, and restricted use of the visa-waiver program for the same seven countries highlighted in President Trump’s executive order in 2015. While President Trump’s order needs clarification and Congressional oversight, it is within his constitutional authority and fulfills a need for stricter vetting of immigrants. “This order is exactly what President Trump said he would do during the campaign, and he should be applauded for following through with his promises. The United States of America will always be a nation of and compassionate to immigrants, but we must ensure the safety of American citizens above all else. I look forward to working with the White House and Congress to this end.” https://biggs.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-andy-biggs-applauds-president-trumps-executive-order
AZ-06Representative(202) 225-2190DavidSchweikertRepublicanhttps://schweikert.house.gov/NO STATEMENT http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/washington/2017/01/30/what-arizonans-congress-say-trumps-migrant-ban/97252324/
AZ-07Representative(202) 225-4065RubenGallegoDemocratichttps://rubengallego.house.gov/AGAINST“Gallego laid blame for Trump’s actions at the feet of House Speaker Paul Ryan and his Republican colleagues, writing in the statement that they are “responsible for what Trump is doing to our country. I hope you are proud of yourselves.” http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/01/28/gallego-gop-leaders-hope-you-proud-yourselves-refugee-ban/97189778/
AZ-08Representative(202) 225-4576TrentFranksRepublicanhttps://franks.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I agree with the President’s statement on the Executive Order on immigration. Once the implementation has been smoothed out, the Executive Order will ultimately ensure those who want to come to America, those who respect and share our values, will find a welcome refuge through “the golden door”. Those tired, poor, and huddled masses, those homeless and tempest-tossed, who are willing to respect our Constitution and way of life, will be granted asylum and maybe even a new home. Those who wish to do us harm or who despise the values which make us great will no longer be naively welcomed with open arms.” https://franks.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/franks-issues-statement-supporting-potus-rationale-extreme-vetting
AZ-09Representative(202) 225-9888KyrstenSinemaDemocratichttps://sinema.house.gov/AGAINST"We do not turn out backs on families and children fleeing persecution, genocide and war." https://twitter.com/RepSinema/status/825378207142604801
CASenator(202) 224-3841DianneFeinsteinDemocratichttps://www.feinstein.senate.govAGAINSTUnder the president’s executive order, Syrian refugees can only come to this country if they are Christian—regardless of the level of persecution or need. To me, this an unbelievable action. It’s one thing to see that an individual is properly vetted. It’s an entirely different matter to say that because someone comes from a particular country or is a member of a particular faith that he or she has no access to this country. Let us recall the images of the body of Alan Kurdi, a 3-year-old Syrian boy, washed up on a beach and remember the staggering human toll of this crisis. There is no legitimate national security reason to ban refugees—the vast majority of whom are women and children who have experienced absolute horror. Also shocking is that relatives of American families from Iran, Syria, Iraq, Sudan, Somalia, Libya and Yemen can’t even visit the United States. I very much regret that the president has chosen this dark path for our country. http://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=486A64F3-3417-4FD8-8B80-234A792FF9D0
CASenator(202) 224-3553KamalaHarrisDemocratichttps://www.harris.senate.govAGAINSTWe will fight against racism. We will fight against anti-Muslim rhetoric. We will fight against those who will marginalize who we are. #NoBanNoWall https://www.facebook.com/KamalaHarris/videos/10155323093982923/
CA-01Representative(202) 225-3076DougLaMalfaRepublicanhttp://lamalfa.house.gov/SUPPORTSRepresentative LaMalfa begins his statement by saying, "I believe that the policy of placing a temporary hold on persons from countries that are known exporters of terrorism while we reevaluate and strengthen our vetting procedures makes sense". http://www.krcrtv.com/news/local/northstate/rep-lamalfa-comments-on-president-trumps-executive-order-on-immigration/300975072
CA-02Representative(202) 225-5161JaredHuffmanDemocratichttp://huffman.house.gov/AGAINST"I'll be on the front steps of the Supreme Court tomorrow at 6pm with colleagues from the House and Senate demanding that Pres. Drumpf withdraw his despicable, unconstitutional executive order. I believe the law, the people of this country, and the international community are all with us on this." https://www.facebook.com/jared.huffman.9/posts/1030339593738368
CA-03Representative(202) 225-1880JohnGaramendiDemocratichttp://garamendi.house.gov/AGAINST
CA-04Representative(202) 225-2511TomMcClintockRepublicanhttps://mcclintock.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I support it,” added Rep. Tom McClintock, R-Calif. “There is no unfettered right to enter the United States, and President Trump has a sworn responsibility to assure that those who do are not hostile to our Constitution or the rule of law.” Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/politics-government/article129506154.html#storylink=cpy
CA-05Representative(202) 225-5876MikeThompsonDemocratichttps://mikethompson.house.gov/AGAINST“This is personal for me. One of my interns was a refugee from Afghanistan. He put his life on the line to help our soldiers “ https://twitter.com/RepThompson/status/825518144433319937 see also https://www.facebook.com/RepMikeThompson/posts/10154381779915748
CA-06Representative(202) 225-7163DorisMatsuiDemocratichttps://matsui.house.gov/AGAINST"A sweeping denial of refuge to families facing persecution and bloodshed abroad is not an effective way to protect our citizens."https://www.facebook.com/doris.matsui/posts/10154953531753119 see also https://twitter.com/DorisMatsui/status/825404649633153024
CA-07Representative(202) 225-5716AmiBeraDemocratichttps://bera.house.gov/AGAINST"This executive order is a dramatic overreach that lacks understanding of and respect for our constitution, and goes against the core of what makes us Americans. As a member of Congress, it is my duty to speak out against actions that I believe are unAmerican, and I urge my colleagues -- both Democrats and Republicans -- to do the same. Law-abiding, documented residents of our country are facing chaos and instability. The uncertainty this has created among workers, students, and at our airports is wreaking havoc on families and businesses. The message this sends internationally does not reflect who we are as a nation of immigrants -- we do not close our doors to those who are fleeing persecution, or target people based on their faith. Since being elected, my office and I have helped constituents navigate a wide range of immigration issues, and we are here to continue to help. Contact us at bera.house.gov." https://bera.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-ami-bera-statement-on-executive-order-affecting-immigrants-and
CA-08Representative(202) 225-5861PaulCookRepublicanhttps://cook.house.gov/SUPPORTS"The President took action over the weekend in an effort to keep Americans safe by issuing a temporary ban on immigration and travel for individuals from seven countries. Previously, these seven countries were identified as "countries of concern" under the Obama administration. A December 2015 law, signed by former President Barack Obama and passed with bipartisan support in Congress, ended visa-free travel from those same seven countries due to the threat of terrorism. President Trump’s actions are built on this foundation. Specific intelligence gathered prior to President Trump taking office demonstrates that ISIS is attempting to infiltrate the United States through our immigration and refugee channels in order to carry out attacks on our soil. We’ve seen attacks in Europe by terrorists posing as refugees, and the President was not willing to make the same mistakes here. Many of the countries included in the temporary ban have failed governments or are suffering from immense internal conflict. Amid failing governments and civil wars, there is often no way to verify the true identity of an applicant seeking to immigrate to the United States. Other countries included in the temporary ban, such as Iran and Sudan, are governed by regimes that sponsor terrorism directly. That being said, I urge the President to take another look at the implementation of this temporary ban to ensure that individuals who have already been vetted and have valid green cards or visas are protected. I’m encouraged by Secretary Kelly’s announcement last night that holders of green cards would not be denied entry into the United States and hope that he and the President will take a look at other aspects of the order to ensure that it minimizes disruption. The bottom line is that this is a temporary measure while the administration implements new security and vetting procedures to keep the American people safe."http://mcnerney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-mcnerney-statement-on-president-trump-immigration%20EOCosponsored legislation in the past to stop refugees https://cook.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-cook-cosponsors-bill-to-halt-presidents-refugee-push-into
CA-09Representative(202) 225-1947JerryMcNerneyDemocratichttp://mcnerney.house.gov/AGAINSTPresident Trump’s executive order on immigration is a sharp departure from our long and proud history of welcoming immigrants to our nation. It unfairly targets individuals based on their religion and country of origin, hurting both refugees who are fleeing persecution and others who have been valuable aides to our military in the fight against terrorism. This policy has already started tearing apart families and will hurt our national security by giving terrorist groups a significant recruiting tool. We need to stand together to repudiate and overturn this destructive policy. http://mcnerney.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-mcnerney-statement-on-president-trump-immigration%20EO
CA-10Representative(202) 225-4540JeffDenhamRepublicanhttps://denham.house.gov/HEDGINGThe safety and security of our communities always come first, but the way this recent executive order is playing out has created a lot of uncertainty and unintended consequences. As we have seen with previous administrations, EOs are not the way to resolve ongoing problems. https://www.facebook.com/RepJeffDenham/posts/1291634324236097
CA-11Representative(202) 225-2095MarkDeSaulnierDemocratichttps://www.facebook.com/RepMarkDeSaulnierAGAINST"We can't afford to be a divided country. @POTUS must examine his polarizing actions & recognize that this is no way to govern our country." Video statement here: https://twitter.com/RepDeSaulnier/status/825220071395979264
CA-12Representative(202) 225-4965NancyPelosiDemocratichttps://pelosi.house.gov/AGAINST“Injunction must be quickly enforced across US to prevent further harm from the immoral & unconstitutional #MuslimBan” https://twitter.com/NancyPelosi/status/825594882882433024
CA-13Representative(202) 225-2661BarbaraLeeDemocratichttp://lee.house.gov/AGAINST“On Holocaust Remembrance Day, President Donald Trump barred the doors to refugees fleeing violence and genocide. The ignorance and cruelty of this executive order is staggering.” https://www.facebook.com/RepBarbaraLee/posts/10154783789952787 see also https://lee.house.gov/news/press-releases/congresswoman-barbara-lee-condemns-president-trumps-muslim-ban
CA-14Representative(202) 225-3531JackieSpeierDemocratichttps://speier.house.gov/AGAINST"America is built on immigrants – I am the daughter of one myself. President Trump's actions barring refugees, splitting up families, and destroying lives is truly reprehensible. I am ashamed at what he has done to our country and to all those individuals and families that have been impacted by this hateful policy, including an estimated half a million people who live here legally with green cards and contribute to our nation's economic and social success. Let me be clear, we already do exhaustive vetting that takes approximately 18 months. Many of those detained yesterday were actually American patriots serving the military as translators and aides. The President relishes chaos. We must demand rationality and constitutional respect in the process." https://www.facebook.com/JackieSpeier/posts/10154782572296977
CA-15Representative(202) 225-5065EricSwalwellDemocratichttps://swalwell.house.gov/AGAINST“Refugees help us as much as we help them. I know, my chief of staff is one of them. And we are a better country because he came here. See his story.” https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanEricSwalwell/posts/1286656028056165
CA-16Representative(202) 225-3341JimCostaDemocratichttps://costa.house.gov/AGAINST“Due to President Trump’s hasty decision making, a 12-year-old girl with parents who are U.S. citizens and Los Banos residents is banned from entering the United States. My office is doing everything within our jurisdiction to help Mr. Ali and his daughter to get home as soon as possible and safely.” “As a member of Congress, my number one priority is Americans’ safety both at home and abroad, and I think it’s obvious that keeping a 12-year-old out of the country is not strengthening the safety of our nation. This executive order is having a devastating impact on hundreds of other individuals and immigrant families that thought the United States would be helping them seek refuge. The vast majority of individuals being detained or prohibited from entering the United States have already been through one of the most extensive vetting processes in the world. Clearly, President Trump’s executive order was not vetted thoroughly by his Administration. Not only is it flawed policy, but it has the potential to be ruled unconstitutional. “Let us never forget that America’s diversity is what makes us strong. Banning individuals, mostly women and children, from entering the United States is not the American way. I will be supporting legislation that will rescind President Trump’s executive order because the executive order is flawed and is not making the American people safer.” https://costa.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/costa-statement-president-trump-s-executive-order-ban-refugees
CA-17Representative(202) 225-2631RoKhannaDemocratichttps://khanna.house.gov/AGAINST“It's sad that President Trump signed an order banning refugees on Holocaust Remembrance Day. What makes us great is being open to immigrants regardless of race or creed. I am working with colleagues to reverse these policies that are not consistent with our founding ideals.” https://www.facebook.com/RepRoKhanna/posts/578105642389159 "These are the times that try men's souls." Congress must not be "sunshine patriots." Let's stand up against the unjust bans on refugees.” https://twitter.com/RoKhannaUSA/status/825481683201777664
CA-18Representative(202) 225-8104AnnaEshooDemocratichttps://eshoo.house.gov/AGAINST"The President's Executive Order on refugees is appalling and shameful. It is un-American and unconstitutional, I will fight it with all my might.” #LetThemIn https://twitter.com/RepAnnaEshoo/status/825503381422796801
CA-19Representative(202) 225-3072ZoeLofgrenDemocratichttps://lofgren.house.gov/AGAINST"it seems clear that the effects of today’s orders will be discriminatory and isolationist. They are un-American, driven by xenophobia, and will damage our nation’s standing around the world.” https://lofgren.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398127
CA-20Representative(202) 225-2861JimmyPanettaDemocratichttps://panetta.house.gov/AGAINST“People around the world look to the United States as a beacon of hope and freedom through its enlightened and bold leadership. This past week, disappointedly and disturbingly, our executive branch did a disservice to our nation's fundamental values by making disgraceful decisions based on intolerance, racism, and fear. That type of insular reaction is contrary to the historical responsibilities of our nation to welcome those fleeing terror and persecution. "When my grandparents came to this country to attain the American Dream, they were welcomed by the Statue of Liberty. The text at the base of that beacon reads, 'Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ We must never forget that being American means that we bear the burden to serve one another and welcome people of all religions and nationalities who are willing to come here and share in that responsibility. President Trump’s executive actions are not reflective of our values. As a nation of immigrants, we are stronger because of our diversity, and when we come together in the name of inclusivity and equality, our voices cannot be silenced." https://panetta.house.gov/media/press-releases/panetta-statement-regarding-president-trumps-executive-order-immigration
CA-21Representative(202) 225-4695DavidValadaoRepublicanhttps://valadao.house.gov/AGAINSTI support strengthening screening procedures but these issues are complex and should not be addressed through hasty EA. Full Statement: https://twitter.com/RepDavidValadao/status/826173612184985600
CA-22Representative(202) 225-2523DevinNunesRepublicanhttps://nunes.house.gov/SUPPORTS“Based on my studies of this issue during numerous trips abroad related to intelligence matters, I’ve stated repeatedly that refugee flows from certain war-torn regions pose a serious national security threat to the United States. In light of attempts by jihadist groups to infiltrate fighters into refugee flows to the West, along with Europe’s tragic experience coping with this problem, the Trump Administration’s executive order on refugees is a common-sense security measure to prevent terror attacks on the homeland. While accommodations should be made for green card holders and those who’ve assisted the U.S. armed forces, this is a useful temporary measure on seven nations of concern until we can verify who is entering the United States.” http://intelligence.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=759
CA-23Representative(202) 225-2915KevinMcCarthyRepublicanhttps://kevinmccarthy.house.gov/SUPPORTSHas called for stopping refugee inflow before https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/powerpost/wp/2015/11/17/ryan-calls-for-pause-on-syrian-refugee-program/
CA-24Representative(202) 225-3601SaludCarbajalDemocratichttps://carbajal.house.gov/AGAINST“The reprehensible #MuslimBan, targeting immigrants & refugees b/c of religion isn't just immoral, but also undermines our national security.” https://twitter.com/RepCarbajal/status/825475848031522816 “Our country’s safety and national security is paramount, and that is why I am co-sponsoring the SOLVe ACT to void and defund the President’s reckless immigration ban,” said Rep. Carbajal. “President Trump’s overly broad Executive Order only serves to fuel anti-American sentiment and propaganda, putting our national security at risk. An indiscriminate ban targeting immigrants based on religion or country of origin is a direct affront to American values. Reports that this Executive Order was hastily developed without the serious input from national security experts or from agencies responsible for carrying out the order, demonstrates dangerous and irresponsible leadership. We currently have one of the most stringent immigration systems in the world and I believe that we can ensure proper vetting of immigrants without violating our core American principles.” https://carbajal.house.gov/media/press-releases/congressman-carbajal-co-sponsors-statute-liberty-values-solve-act
CA-25Representative(202) 225-1956SteveKnightRepublicanhttps://knight.house.gov/SUPPORTS“As a member of the Houses Armed Services Committee, no issue is more important to me than protecting our communities from foreign and domestic threats. This includes strengthening our vetting process for individuals attempting to enter our country, particularly coming from places where we cannot always obtain thorough background information on individuals. Let me be clear, I do not in any way support a ban on individuals entering our country based on their religion. I understand that the recent Executive Order on this issue is causing anxiety for many people and families, which is why I am pleased with Secretary Kelly’s announcement that holders of green cards will not be denied entry into the United States. My priority is always helping members of our community who need assistance in dealing with the federal government, and I urge those who are taking care of family members and loved ones that are currently struggling with the process to contact my office for help.“ http://knight.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=909
CA-26Representative(202) 225-5811JuliaBrownleyDemocratichttps://juliabrownley.house.gov/AGAINST"Shocked and appalled that @POTUS would deny entry to those who protect our troops. This is wrong & not who we are." https://twitter.com/JuliaBrownley26/status/825735831197466624
CA-27Representative(202) 225-5464JudyChuDemocratichttps://chu.house.gov/AGAINSTShowed up at airport http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-congressional-reps-nanette-barrag-n-and-1485662682-htmlstory.html see also https://www.facebook.com/RepJudyChu/posts/10158668414210131 “I'm at LAX right now to help those who are detained. The #MuslimBan is offensive and un-American. Trump's Executive Order has real consequences -- we cannot let it stand. My constituent has a family member who is detained here. We need to get him out. #NoBanNoWall”
CA-28Representative(202) 225-4176AdamSchiffDemocratichttp://schiff.house.gov/AGAINST“President Trump would have this nation turn its back on those seeking refuge in their most desperate hour, and those who have risked their lives for America. He would do so by establishing a religious test, in a country founded on the ideal of religious liberty, and do so on Holocaust Remembrance Day. His actions are guided by fear and suspicion, not courage or compassion.
Donald Trump is the President of the United States, but through his words and deeds, he shows little understanding of what America stands for, its rich history, its brilliant constitution and its unparalleled generosity.” https://www.facebook.com/RepAdamSchiff/videos/10154061300666831/
CA-29Representative(202) 225-6131TonyCárdenasDemocratichttps://cardenas.house.gov/AGAINST“Disturbed and angered by these reports. This President's actions are hateful. Anyone who said Trump is just full of hot air is mistaken. With a stroke of a pen he is proving that he can do tremendous damage to our country. His ego and recklessness are putting Americans in danger. I will not sit quietly by while he dismantles our democratic principles.” https://www.facebook.com/repcardenas/posts/1564160543594942
CA-30Representative(202) 225-5911BradShermanDemocratichttps://sherman.house.gov/AGAINST“Trump's EO bars Iraqis who risked lives for our soldiers, Yazidis & others who face ISIS genocide. On #holocaustremembrance day. Shame.” https://twitter.com/BradSherman/status/825124244220735488
CA-31Representative(202) 225-3201PeteAguilarDemocratichttps://aguilar.house.gov/AGAINST“.@POTUS refugee ban EO wouldn't have prevented #SanBernardino or #Orlando terror attacks. 1/2” https://twitter.com/RepPeteAguilar/status/825152807141535749
CA-32Representative(202) 225-5256GraceNapolitanoDemocratichttp://napolitano.house.gov/AGAINST“It seems President Trump forgets he also comes from a family of immigrants. Did he ever think what if this had happened to his family? Barring entry to the United States based on religion or religious heritage is not only criminal, it is unconstitutional and un-American. This abhorrent view makes us less safe, adds fuel to the propaganda our enemies are using as a recruitment tool, and should be condemned by all. “This impulsive decision was not thought-out or properly vetted, and it has created much hurt, anguish, and confusion. Proper coordination between agencies and advanced notice given to people involved could have prevented individuals from being detained at ports of entry the last two days. Amid such darkness, we are inspired by the peaceful demonstrations held at LAX and airports across the country, which reflect our true American values of tolerance and love. We welcome refugees who have fled unimaginable violence and adversity; we don’t turn our backs on them. President Trump’s anti-immigrant polices are contrary to who we are as Americans, and e will do everything we can to stop them.” http://napolitano.house.gov/press-release/napolitano-denounces-president-trump%E2%80%99s-executive-order-targeting-muslims-and-refugees
CA-33Representative(202) 225-3976TedLieuDemocratichttps://lieu.house.gov/AGAINST“Today’s executive order by President Trump using extreme vetting and banning refugees from many majority Muslim countries is offensive and a monumental waste of federal resources. Having served on active duty, we are taught that to defeat the enemy, we first need to know our enemy. Our enemies are terrorist groups such as ISIS and AL Qaeda, not children, women and senior citizens fleeing those groups.” “The chances of being struck by lightning TWICE is 1 in 9 million. The chances of being killed by a refugee committing a terrorist act is 1 in 3.6 billion. These facts lead me to conclude that Trump's action is not based on national security, it is based on bigotry. Lady Liberty is crying.” https://lieu.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-lieu-statement-trumps-anti-muslim-executive-order
CA-35Representative(202) 225-6161NormaTorresDemocratichttps://torres.house.gov/AGAINST"Donald Trump’s Executive Order on refugees is more reckless fear-mongering that has no basis in reality. Refugees already undergo a long, rigorous screening process that often takes years. While we should work to continuously monitor and improve that process, there is no reason to bring it to a crashing halt or to enact a blanket ban on those coming from certain Muslim-majority countries. “Having spoken to many refugee families in my district, I know that they are no different from me and my family. We all are looking to provide a future for our loved ones and contribute to this great country. Closing America’s doors to those fleeing unimaginable hardships is an affront to our values as a nation, and targeting people based on their faith is downright un-American. Throughout our history, our nation has been a beacon of hope and freedom. Today’s actions go against those very ideals and will ultimately erode the moral leadership of the United States across the globe.” https://torres.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/statement-refugee-executive-order
CA-36Representative(202) 225-5330RaulRuizDemocratichttps://ruiz.house.gov/AGAINSTThe President's Executive Order is wrong and misguided. It threatens our moral clarity, American values, and national security. I am appalled by these actions and the very real human toll they will have on innocent families. I will support @ACLU's legal challenges. If you know someone in need of assistance, call the ACLU CA hotline at 213-977-5245 https://www.facebook.com/CongressmanRaulRuizMD/posts/971000169698870
CA-37Representative(202) 225-7084KarenBassDemocratichttps://bass.house.gov/AGAINST“We must be better than this. This is not world leadership, this is living in fear with hatred in our hearts.” https://twitter.com/RepKarenBass/status/825456169888149504
CA-38Representative(202) 225-6676LindaSánchezDemocratichttps://lindasanchez.house.gov/AGAINST"The refugee ban does not make us safer. It erodes our American values and dims the light of freedom and liberty for the world. We are better than this." https://www.facebook.com/CongresswomanLindaSanchez/posts/1328314840576885
CA-39Representative(202) 225-4111EdRoyceRepublicanhttp://royce.house.gov/SUPPORTSRep. Ed Royce (R-Fullerton) told the Washington Post that the executive order is “the right call to keep America safe," but he hopes the cases of people traveling on visas who were prevented from reentering the country are resolved quickly. http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-california-s-congressional-delegation-1485728860-htmlstory.html
CA-40Representative(202) 225-1766LucilleRoybal-AllardDemocratichttps://roybal-allard.house.gov/AGAINST“President Trump's executive order does not make us safer and abandons this nation's commitment to refugees. The order’s masking of religious discrimination against refugees, legal permanent residents, and visa holders in the name of national security is reprehensible and illegal. It puts in place policies with astounding and inexcusable religious discrimination at levels not seen since World War II. While I am pleased that federal courts have temporarily blocked removals, the courts and Congress must act quickly to prevent the long-term damage to our country that this administration's policies will bring about, and to demonstrate to our Muslim brothers and sisters that we will not tolerate discrimination against them. I will do everything in my power to ensure that all those who have already been properly vetted will have legal access to the United States, and I will continue to speak out against all unconstitutional policies of President Trump.” https://roybal-allard.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398191
CA-41Representative(202) 225-2305MarkTakanoDemocratichttps://takano.house.gov/AGAINST“President Trump’s executive order turns America’s back to the suffering of thousands of men, women, and children fleeing unspeakable violence. On its own, this marks a terrible moment for our country and a stain on our legacy. But for President Trump to sign this order on International Holocaust Remembrance Day is an insult to the memories of the Jewish refugees who were murdered when too few nations stepped up to shelter them.” https://www.facebook.com/RepMarkTakano/posts/1057374147724988
CA-42Representative(202) 225-1986KenCalvertRepublicanhttps://calvert.house.gov/SUPPORTSEvery country in the world has a right to control their borders. For too long, the United States has allowed immigration into the U.S. without proper vetting procedures in place. As we saw with the attacks in San Bernardino, one of the attackers obtained a U.S. visa despite online posts that indicated she was a threat. This is just one example of many that highlight the need for a better vetting process. http://calvert.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=397549
CA-43Representative(202) 225-2201MaxineWatersDemocratichttps://waters.house.gov/AGAINST“The Administration’s ban on refugees is especially deplorable. It targets women, men, and children who are fleeing brutal repression in countries like Syria and who were hoping to find freedom in the United States of America. Contrary to what the Administration would have the American public believe, the Administration's immigration ban is not even an effective way to combat or prevent domestic terror attacks.” https://www.facebook.com/MaxineWaters/posts/10154167889030009
CA-44Representative(202) 225-8220NanetteBarragánDemocratichttps://barragan.house.gov/AGAINSTWent to LAX: Great to see big crowds here @flyLAXairport today. I'm headed back to D.C. to demand answers & that @POTUS withdraw EO #MuslimBanprotest https://twitter.com/RepBarragan/status/825827805535440896
CA-45Representative(202) 225-5611MimiWaltersRepublicanhttps://walters.house.gov/NO STATEMENT
CA-46Representative(202) 225-2965LouCorreaDemocratichttps://correa.house.gov/AGAINST“#Muslim refugees detained at LAX. This is un-American. No #MuslimBan #lax #NoBanNoWall” https://twitter.com/RepLouCorrea/status/825566011529232386
CA-47Representative(202) 225-7924AlanLowenthalDemocratichttp://lowenthal.house.gov/AGAINST“I condemn in the strongest terms the President’s executive order banning refugees and the citizens of Muslim nations. This ban, whether temporary or not, is shameful, wholly un-American at its core, and as written, unconstitutional. The history of our nation is one written by the refugee and the immigrant; people across the globe who fled religious persecution, war, famine, and poverty. People seeking a better life—one based not in fear, but in freedom and liberty. They chose America, which has long endured as the shining beacon on the hill. Sadly, that light was dimmed this weekend by the President's immigration executive order. “This ban also makes Americans both here and abroad less safe by perpetuating the false narrative that America hates Islam as a religion. “It is the duty of the government to protect our nation and our people, but there are ways to do this that are effective, rational, humane, and constitutional. We, as a nation, have done it before. In the 1970s and 1980s, thousands of my constituents fled the horrors of war and genocide in Vietnam and Cambodia as refugees. Today, these immigrants and their children are doctors, teachers, parents, students—all integral parts of our nation. They are here because American presidents Ford, Carter, and Reagan stood up and did the right thing. “Today, we must stand and fight for those same American values that welcome refugees to our country and recognize that our nation is great because it is built by refugees and immigrants from every part of the world. Martin Niemöller warned us in his famous quote “First they came for…” about the dangers of remaining silent when others are persecuted. I refuse to be silent. I will not shy away from what I see as a fight for the basic fundamentals of what this country stands for: freedom, equality, and moral compassion. I will do everything in my power to fight against this unconstitutional, un-American ban on refugees and citizens of Muslim nations.” http://lowenthal.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398805
CA-48Representative(202) 225-2415DanaRohrabacherRepublicanhttps://rohrabacher.house.gov/SUPPORTSI support the temporary suspension of the Refugee Resettlement Program to give us time to think through the threat and devise ways to better protect the American people from radical Islamic terrorism. I remain concerned that this Executive Order does not fully and properly consider the plight of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East, whom the previous administration designated as targets of genocide. Those who are targeted for genocide should be separated from other groups who are merely targeted for oppression. Christians, Yazidis, and other religious minorities face a new genocide at the hands of ISIS and other radical Islamic groups. https://rohrabacher.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rohrabacher-backs-trump-order-urges-support-for-genocide-victims
CA-49Representative(202) 225-3906DarrellIssaRepublicanhttps://issa.house.gov/HEDGINGAmerica is a nation of immigrants. Our country has been built by the hard work of those who've come here for liberty and to find hope in a land of opportunity. A welcoming America is not incompatible with a strong and secure America. We can put in place a vetting process that the American people have confidence in. To do so, the Congress must work with the administration to swiftly reestablish strong and clear screening procedures so that our rich tradition of immigration is not permanently threatened by those who wish us harm." https://issa.house.gov/news-room/press-releases/issa-statement-presidents-executive-order-immigration
CA-50Representative(202) 225-5672DuncanHunterRepublicanhttps://hunter.house.gov/SUPPORTS“It’s a necessary step toward regaining control of an immigration system that’s become a point of tremendous vulnerability,” said Rep. Duncan Hunter, R-Alpine. http://www.pe.com/articles/refugees-824240-people-order.html
CA-51Representative(202) 225-8045JuanVargasDemocratichttps://vargas.house.gov/AGAINST"Turning our backs on those who are seeking help is un-American. We are better than this. #MuslimBan” https://twitter.com/RepJuanVargas/status/825483372764004352
CA-52Representative(202) 225-508ScottPetersDemocratichttps://scottpeters.house.gov/AGAINST“President Trump’s order to shut the door on families fleeing violence and oppression betrays our values as Americans. “So-called ‘extreme-vetting’ has always been cover for policies based in fear and discrimination, particularly towards Muslims. “Our rigorous vetting processes, which often take years to complete even for women and children, are the reason we don’t have to choose between security and being a haven for those seeking freedom and prosperity in America. “Refusing to accept refugees from Syria and blocking entry to interpreters who helped us in Iraq gives terrorist groups like ISIS exactly what they want, and will set us back in our efforts to bring peace and stability to the region. “Barring legal travel from Muslim nations does nothing to make us safer and is unbelievably cruel to the students, scientists, and families who are building lives here and contributing to the fabric of our nation. This provision, as well as the suspension of the Visa Interview Waiver Program, open us up to retaliation from other countries that will divide families and wreak havoc on businesses and universities. “Immigrants and refugees have made America into what it is today, and closing our doors to them diminishes our role as a global force for peace and robs us of talented individuals that make our nation stronger and more prosperous. “I have to believe that many of my Republican colleagues know how wrong this is and how it will hurt our national security and our economy. I call on them to do the right thing – the courageous thing – and work with us to unwind this disastrous order.” https://scottpeters.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/rep-peters-vows-to-fight-trump-refugee-order
CA-53Representative(202) 225-5006SusanDavisDemocratichttps://susandavis.house.gov/AGAINST“America has always been a beacon of hope and freedom around the world. This executive order slams the door on those seeking refuge from violence and oppression and runs contrary to the values that have defined America for generations. The Muslim ban is a policy based on fear not strength. This will simply reduce the stature and influence America will have globally.” https://susandavis.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congresswoman-susan-davis-statement-on-trump-executive-order-targeting
COSenator(202) 224-5852MichaelBennetDemocraticwww.bennet.senate.govAGAINST"The President's executive order on refugees will harm, not enhance, our national security and marks a significant departure from our nation's proud history of welcoming people in need of protection.To halt completely or to shape our refugee program by religious or ethnic preferences betrays the values that have made our country strong. "Refugees are fleeing the same violence and extremism that threatens our nation's security and are more thoroughly vetted than any other group of people entering the United States. In addition, targeting certain religions and groups will undermine our counterterrorism efforts by stoking anti-West sentiment among ISIS followers and other extremists. "Instead, we should focus on addressing the security gaps in the Visa Waiver Program. We should implement a stronger strategy for countering ISIS propaganda in order to degrade its ability to radicalize and recruit. Finally, we should pass the 2013 immigration reform bill, which included measures to secure our borders and enhance interior enforcement. Addressing these vulnerabilities and investing in smart security solutions will help make us safer and remain true to our values" http://www.9news.com/news/local/politics/bennet-on-refugee-executive-orders/394263446
COSenator(202) 224-5941CoryGardnerRepublicanhttps://www.gardner.senate.govHEDGING"While I am supportive of strengthening our screening processes and securing our borders, a blanket travel ban goes too far. I also believe that lawful residents of the United States should be permitted to enter the country. I urge the Administration to take the appropriate steps to fix this overly broad executive order.” http://www.9news.com/news/local/politics/bennet-on-refugee-executive-orders/394263446
CO-01Representative(202) 225-4431DianaDeGetteDemocratichttps://degette.house.gov/AGAINST“President Trump's executive order on refugees slammed the door to safety, security and hope for millions around the world. America has always been a beacon to oppressed people, and while this extreme policy is a major setback, it doesn't change America's inclusive spirit. Can President Trump look refugees like Omran Daqneesh, the Syrian boy in this photo, in the eye and say they’re not welcome? Could anyone with a conscience?” https://www.facebook.com/DianaDeGette/photos/a.153523148488.111218.110757973488/10155087275558489/?type=3&theater
CO-02Representative(202) 225-2161JaredPolisDemocratichttps://polis.house.gov/AGAINST“Turning our backs on some of the most vulnerable populations throughout the world because of their religion is contrary to our values, and will only serve to further divide us as a nation,” Polis said. “President Trump does not have the mandate for these extreme orders, and I will fight these harmful policies. These actions are highly disturbing, and they further underscore the need for both congressional Republicans and Democrats to come together and focus on fixing our broken immigration system in a practical and humane way." http://polis.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=398281
CO-03Representative(202) 225-4761ScottTiptonRepublicanhttp://tipton.house.gov/SUPPORTS“I support strong security vetting for anyone who wishes to enter the United States, regardless of their faith, so a temporary halt on accepting new immigrants and refugees from certain countries that are known hotbeds for terrorism while we strengthen our screening procedures is a reasonable action. However, I am concerned about the impact that the President’s executive order is having on individuals who have visas or green cards. Individuals who have already been vetted and granted visas or permanent resident status should not be impacted by the executive order, and putting them under the umbrella of this order’s reach – no matter where they come from – will further damage an already-flawed immigration system. “Last year, top national security advisors under the Obama Administration told Congress that they do not have the ability to verify the identities of refugees fleeing Syria for the United States. Until we have this ability, I do not think it is unreasonable to halt resettlement, however, the executive order needs to be clarified, as its impacts on law abiding visa and green card holders are unacceptable. We are a compassionate nation that continues to be built by immigrants, but unfortunately bad actors try to use our compassion to do harm. Government’s priority must be to keep Americans safe, and I believe that can be done while still maintaining a generous immigration system that ensures those who wish to harm Americans do not slip through the cracks.” http://tipton.house.gov/press-release/tipton-responds-president%E2%80%99s-executive-order-immigration
CO-04Representative(202) 225-4676KenBuckRepublicanhttps://buck.house.gov/SUPPORTSOur country has always offered hope for the oppressed and homeless, but hope also requires safety and security. We should not let people into this country unless we can thoroughly vet them. America welcomes Muslims from 190 countries and temporarily bans all individuals from 7 countries. The President’s executive order is a temporary effort that addresses a serious issue with terrorist hot spots. http://www.coloradoindependent.com/163709/colorado-delegation-on-trumo-refugee-muslim-travel-ban
CO-05Representative(202) 225-4422DougLambornRepublicanhttps://lamborn.house.gov/SUPPORTS"The safety and security of America is a primary constitutional function of the federal government. President Trump's recent Executive Order is consistent with H.R 4038, a bipartisan bill that passed the House in the last Congress and called for a temporary halt of refugees from nations torn apart by terrorism until the implementation of increased security and screening measures. By taking steps to temporarily stop refugee admittance from nations that are hotbeds of terrorist activity, the President is taking prudent action to ensure that his national security and law enforcement teams have the strategies and systems in place that they will need to protect and defend America. While I do not support the broad, misinformed, and inflammatory criticisms of the Executive Order, it is important that the privileges of law-abiding Green Card holders are not abridged. I appreciate the White House Chief of Staff clarifying this point over the weekend. Rather than being influenced by one-sided media narratives, it is important to remember that President Obama also implemented temporary refugee and visa restrictions for national security purposes. Now is not a time for division fueled by dishonesty and partisan politics, now is a time for our nation to come together and work diligently to find lasting and sustainable solutions to the national security challenges of the 21st century." http://lamborn.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=1919
CO-06Representative(202) 225-7882MikeCoffmanRepublicanhttp://coffman.house.gov/AGAINST“While I've supported heightened vetting procedures for those wanting to travel to our country, I have never, nor will I ever support a blanket travel ban for people solely based on ethnic or religious grounds.” https://www.facebook.com/repmikecoffman
CO-07Representative(202) 225-2645EdPerlmutterDemocratichttp://perlmutter.house.gov/AGAINSTThese extreme and discriminatory actions conflict with America's values and I will continue fighting to make sure our country is able to continue its history of inclusiveness while protecting the security of the American people. Thank you to the thousands of Americans protesting and standing up for American values at airports across the country. https://www.facebook.com/RepPerlmutter/posts/10154943041046460
CTSenator(202) 224-2823RichardBlumenthalDemocratichttps://www.blumenthal.senate.govAGAINSTOnly real solution—President Trump tear up this immoral order. Court action so far is limited stopgap. Fight goes on. #NoMuslimBan https://twitter.com/SenBlumenthal/status/825744764385558529
CTSenator(202) 224-4041ChrisMurphyDemocratichttps://www.murphy.senate.gov/AGAINST"Today’s announcement is anchored in his campaign rhetoric, and the fact that every country on today’s list is a Muslim-majority nation confirms that he meant what he said – that Muslims are dangerous and need to be treated differently than any other set of people. This is why today’s proposal is likely to get Americans killed." https://www.murphy.senate.gov/newsroom/press-releases/senator-chris-murphy-in-huffington-post-how-trump-just-made-america-less-safe
CT-01Representative(202) 225-2265JohnLarsonDemocratichttps://larson.house.gov/AGAINST""While having a thorough vetting process is absolutely necessary, we are capable of doing so in a way that honors our values and doesn't entirely halt our programs that serve some of the most vulnerable people in the world. These executive orders are cruel and un-American," said Larson. "President Trump should take a page out of Governor Malloy's book and show some compassion for these families, who are displaced from their homes under horrific circumstances. What makes America great is our ability to open our doors and help those in their time of need, regardless of their religion. As it is inscribed on the Statue of Liberty, 'Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free.’ https://larson.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/larson-statement-presidents-immigration-and-refugee-executive-orders
CT-02Representative(202) 225-2076JoeCourtneyDemocratichttps://courtney.house.gov/AGAINST“President Trump’s new executive order freezing refugee arrivals and visa requests from a number of predominately Muslim countries will boomerang against us both morally and practically. The new President signed the order on Holocaust Remembrance Day, a day when we reflect in part on how our country failed to protect Jewish refugees from Nazi atrocities during World War II. This is not who we are as Americans: we do not discriminate against any religion, and we do not shut our doors to suffering people seeking a better life.” https://www.facebook.com/joecourtney/posts/10154975588209231
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