Congressman Biggs Submits Two Amendments to the Omnibus
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, Congressman Andy Biggs submitted two amendments to the omnibus bill. The first amendment would have reduced Special Counsel Robert Mueller's salary to zero. The second would have prohibited sanctuary cities from receiving certain federal grant funds from the Department of Justice. Both amendments were rejected by the Rules Committee. Congressman Biggs testified in favor of his amendments and released this statement:
“I introduced the Special Counsel amendment because Robert Mueller was tasked to investigate allegations of Russia collusion with President Trump’s campaign to influence the 2016 Presidential election. Officials such as James Comey, James Clapper, and the House Intelligence Committee found no evidence of collusion, but Mueller continues to go beyond his investigative bounds. American taxpayers should stop funding his investigation of President Trump, when he was originally charged with investigating criminal activity. Having found no criminal activity on the part of the President, he should end his investigation.
“I submitted the sanctuary cities amendment because elected officials who rebel against the rule of law and harbor illegal aliens place law-abiding Americans in harm’s way. These leaders who violate federal law should, at the very least, lose federal funding. Further sanctions should also be imposed.
“I will continue to fight for these two issues in the 2019 budget process.”
Congressman Andy Biggs is a first-term Representative from Arizona’s Fifth Congressional District, representing parts of Chandler, Gilbert, Mesa, and Queen Creek. Congressman Biggs is a member of the House Judiciary and Science, Space, and Technology committees, and is the chairman of the Environment Subcommittee. He lives with his wife, Cindy, in Gilbert.