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VOTE DESCRIPTION

1.

Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act


(H.R. 15)
Members of Congress were asked to co-sponsor legislation, introduced on October 2, 2013,
that would address border security, interior enforcement of immigration laws and fix our
dysfunctional legal immigration program. Most importantly, the legislation would provide a path
to U.S. citizenship for the approximately 11 million undocumented immigrants living in the U.S.
The measure had 199 co-sponsors: Democrats 196; Republicans 3.

Huizenga failed to sponsor

2.

Discharge Petition to H.R. 15


Members of Congress were asked to sign onto the discharge petition of H.R. 15, introduced on
March 26, 2014, that would bring H.R. 15 to the House floor for a vote. The measure had 192
signatures: Democrats 192; Republicans 0.

Huizenga refused to sign on

3.

King Amendment to the FY 2014 Department of Homeland Security


Appropriations Act (H.R. 2217)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to the FY 2014 Department of Defense
Appropriations bill, prohibiting the use of funds in the bill to finalize, implement, administer, or
enforce the documents known as "Morton memos." The House adopted the amendment on
June 6, 2013, by a vote of 224-201 (Roll Call Vote No. 208, 1st Session, 113th Congress),
Democrats 3 yes, 195 no, 3 not voting; Republicans 221 yes, 6 no, 6 not voting. National
Latino and AAPI organizations opposed the amendment.

Huizenga voted yes

4.

ENFORCE the Law Act of 2014 (H.R. 4138)


The ENFORCE the Law Act permits Congress to challenge the interpretation and
implementation of a federal statute by the President. The House adopted the legislation on
March 12, 2014, by a vote of 233-181 (Roll Call Vote No. 124, 2nd Session, 113th Congress),
Democrats 5 yes, 181 no, 13 not voting; Republicans 228 yes, 0 no, 3 not voting. National
Latino and AAPI organizations opposed the legislation.

Huizenga voted Yes

5.

Faithful Execution of the Law Act of 2014 (H.R. 3973)


The Faithful Execution of the Law Act would require the Attorney General to report to
Congress every time any Federal office in any agency establishesan informal policy to
refrain [from applying] any statue, rule, regulation, program, policy or other law whose
enforcement, application, or administration. The House adopted the legislation on March 13,
2014, by a vote of 244 171 (Roll Call Vote No. 129, 2nd Session, 113th Congress), Democrats
18 yes, 170 no, 11 not voting; Republicans 226 yes, 1 no, 5 not voting. National Latino and
AAPI organizations opposed the legislation.

Huizenga voted Yes

Ratings are not meant to imply endorsement to or opposition of any officeholder.


There are inherent limitations to judging the qualifications of incumbents on the basis of a few selected votes.

6.

Nadler Amendment to the ENFORCE Act of 2014 (H.R. 4138)


Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-New York) offered an amendment to the ENFORCE Act of 2014 that
clarified that nothing in the act limits or otherwise affects the constitutional authority of the
executive branch to exercise prosecutorial discretion. The House rejected the amendment on
March 12, 2014, by a vote of 225-190 (Roll Call Vote No. 121, 2nd Session, 113th Congress),
Democrats 186 yes, 1 no, 12 not voting; Republicans 4 yes, 224 no, 3 not voting. The National
Latino and AAPI organizations supported the amendment.

Huizenga voted No

7.

Deutch Amendment to the FY 2014 Department of Homeland Security


Appropriations Act (H.R. 2217)
Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Florida) offered an amendment to the FY 2014 Department of Defense
Appropriations bill striking the provision in the bill requiring that U.S. Immigration and Customs
Enforcement maintain a level of not less than 34,000 detention beds. The House rejected the
amendment on June 5, 2013, by a vote of 232-190 (Roll Call Vote No. 198, 1st Session, 113th
Congress), Democrats 182 yes, 11 no, 8 not voting; Republicans 8 yes, 221 no, 4 not voting.
The National Latino and AAPI organizations supported the amendment.

Huizenga voted No

8.

Reuniting Families Act (H.R. 717)


Members of Congress were asked to co-sponsor legislation, introduced on February 14, 2013,
that would promote family unity in the immigration system by recapturing immigrant visas lost
to bureaucratic delays, reclassify the spouses and minor children of lawful permanent residents
as immediate relatives and address country limits and unreasonably long backlogs, among other
things. The measure had 69 co-sponsors: 69 Democrats; 0 Republicans. Huizenga failed to sponsor

9.

King Amendment to the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies


Appropriations Act of 2015 (H.R. 4660)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa) offered an amendment to the FY 2015 Commerce, Science, and
Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would prohibit the use of funds from going to cities
that have passed and enacted sanctuary cities or sanctuary political subdivisions. The House
adopted the amendment on May 30, 2014, by a vote of 214-194 (Roll Call No. 266, 2nd Session,
113th Congress), Democrats 2 yes, 185 no, 12 not voting; Republicans 212 yes, 9 no, 11 not
voting. The National Latino and AAPI organizations opposed the amendment.

Huizenga voted Yes

10. Statement in Support of Citizenship


Members of Congress were asked to make statements in support of immigration reform with a
path to citizenship for the 11 million undocumented immigrants in the U.S.

Huiznega failed to make a statement

Ratings are not meant to imply endorsement to or opposition of any officeholder.


There are inherent limitations to judging the qualifications of incumbents on the basis of a few selected votes.

11. Statement in Support of Family Unity


Members of Congress were asked to make statements in support of family reunification that
includes but is not limited to: clearing/reducing/expediting visa backlogs, and inclusion of siblings
and children over the age of 31 in family-based petitions.

Huizenga failed to make a Statement

Ratings are not meant to imply endorsement to or opposition of any officeholder.


There are inherent limitations to judging the qualifications of incumbents on the basis of a few selected votes.