Making America Safer

House Republicans are keeping their promises to the American people — especially the promise to make public safety a top priority. This week the House will vote on the No Sanctuary for Criminals Act and Kate’s Law, two bills that ensure immigration laws are enforced and help prevent unlawful immigrants from becoming repeat offenders that put communities at risk.

Ahead of the votes on these bills, Reps. Martha Roby (R-AL) and John Ratcliffe (R-TX) joined Conference’s Stakeout press conference to discuss the importance of our work.

Rep. Roby:

“Cities, counties, and states that refuse to cooperate with the federal agencies to enforce the laws of this country should not be rewarded with taxpayer dollars intended to facilitate law and order. …[Sanctuary city policies] put Americans at risk, and I believe that the federal government should do all that it can to discourage it. We are working with the Trump administration and keeping our promise to make America safer.”

Rep. Ratcliffe:

“When there is no deterrent to bad behavior; when there are no consequences for those who violate our laws or help them to do so, it happens over and over again. …This week, the People’s House is saying enough is enough. We are a nation of laws and we’re going to enforce those laws.”