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Rep. Valadao, Lawmakers Host Press Conference on Rule to Force DACA Debate

H.Res. 774 Will Bring Four Bills to House Floor for Consideration

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Washington, April 18, 2018 | Anna R. Vetter ((202) 815-1685) | comments
Congressman David G. Valadao joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the “queen-of-the-hill” rule, which creates a process to bring four separate immigration bills to the House Floor.
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WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman David G. Valadao (CA-21) joined a bipartisan group of lawmakers to discuss the “queen-of-the-hill” rule, which creates a process to bring four separate immigration bills to the Floor for consideration by the United States House of Representatives.

Standing in front of the United States Capitol, Congressman David G. Valadao stated, "I have been in Congress now for a few years and I have taken a lot of tough votes. I have never backed away from them and I think this Congress should not back away from them." He continued, "Today we are showing that there is a lot of support to pass this legislation and we should at least have the debate. The American people and the folks this affects the most deserve this."

More information on H.Res. 774, the Queen of the Hill Resolution, can be found here.


Valadao speaks in front of the United States Capitol with Representatives Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX), Mike Coffman (R-CO), Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), and DACA recipient, Leticia Herrera

BACKGROUND
On September 5, 2017, President Donald Trump rescinded the Executive Order for DACA recipients, providing Congress a six-months to implement a legislation solution. Despite the Administration’s willingness to sign legislation into law, and ongoing pressure from Members, the House of Representatives has yet to consider a single DACA related bill.

Since being elected to Congress, Congressman Valadao has remained dedicated to repairing the broken immigration system of the United States. His personal connection to immigration, combined with the serious impact policy change will have on his constituents, have provided Valadao with a deep understanding of the issue, especially as it relates to agriculture and our guest worker program.

In 2017, Valadao cosponsored H.R. 496, the Bar Removal of Individuals who Dream and Grow our Economy (BRIDGE) Act and H.R. 1468, the Recognizing America's Children (RAC) Act as well as H.R. 3440, the Dream Act of 2017. Most recently, Congressman Valadao cosponsored H.R.4796, the USA Act which is included in the Queen of the Hill Rule.

Congressman David G. Valadao represents the 21st Congressional District, which includes Kings County and portions of Fresno, Tulare, and Kern Counties.

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U.S. Congressman David G. Valadao

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