KYL CALLS ON OBAMA TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND UPHOLD HIS OATH OF OFFICE U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl made the following statement calling on President Obama to enforce the immigration laws passed by Congress and to uphold his oath of office
PoliticalNews.me - Jun 30,2012 - KYL CALLS ON OBAMA TO ENFORCE THE LAW AND UPHOLD HIS OATH OF OFFICE
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Republican Whip Jon Kyl made the following statement calling on President Obama to enforce the immigration laws passed by Congress and to uphold his oath of office:
“I note that in his response to the Supreme Court ruling, President Obama called on Congress to pass comprehensive immigration reform. I also note that the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill I helped draft in 2007 was killed – in part – by then-Senator Obama. Now, I am calling on the President to uphold his oath of office and enforce the laws passed by Congress. If he wants to change federal law, there is a constitutional process for that, but he doesn’t have the right to make his own law.”
Arizona Senator Jon Kyl is serving his third and final term in the U.S. Senate after previously serving for eight years in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected unanimously by his colleagues in 2008 to serve as Republican Whip, the second-highest position in Senate Republican leadership.
Senator Kyl serves on the Senate Judiciary Committee, where he has played key roles in the confirmation of John Roberts as chief justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, and of Samuel Alito as associate justice. As a member of the Judiciary Committee, he has also helped write the landmark Crime Victims Rights Act, as well as important provisions of the Patriot Act, the Military Commissions Act, and other anti-terrorism laws.
As a member of the Finance Committee, he has been chief advocate of death-tax repeal and other pro-growth tax policies, including low tax rates on income, capital gains, and dividends. He has also been a strong proponent of step-by-step solutions for health-care reform that can improve access, lower costs, and preserve the sacred doctor-patient relationship.