Jordan wants censorship funding ban in budget deal, says conservatives should focus on the border
Jordan made his remarks amid an ongoing battle between House conservatives and Republican leadership over supplemental spending bills and degree to which to push for spending cuts.
House Judiciary Chairman Jim Jordan on Tuesday highlighted his key goals for a budget resolution to avert a government shutdown, asserting the need for language to bar additional funds for federal censorship activities and proposing a ban on funds to accommodate illegal immigrant arrivals to the country.
"[W]e want certain language on these appropriation bills," he said on the "Just the News, No Noise" television show. "When we get to those that says, you know, no money can be used to censor Americans, if it's that kind of language, no money can be used to develop a disinformation governance board at the Department of Homeland Security like they tried to do a year ago."
Jordan made his remarks amid an ongoing battle between House conservatives and Republican leadership over supplemental spending bills and degree to which to push for spending cuts. A group of five House Republicans on Tuesday voted with Democrats to block the advancement of a Pentagon funding measure over the matter.
Pressed on their efforts, Jordan opined that they ought to zero in on a specific issue they would like to address and push for tangible concessions on it. He opined they ought to address funding for the southern border.
"I think you – when in politics, when you have one really good issue you can you can hone in on," he said. "And right now I think that issue... is the open border we have. So let's say in this bill that funds the government for a short period of time, let's say 'no money can be used to process and allow... new migrants into the country.'"
"And after all, you got the Democratic mayor in New York saying that need we need to do something. Send that kind of bill to [Senate Majority Leader] Chuck Schumer and see what he does," Jordan said.
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