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Connecticut House Delegation Cosponsors Legislation to Repeal Executive Order Banning Immigrants and Refugees

January 31, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Connecticut Representatives John Larson (CT-1), Joe Courtney (CT-2), Rosa DeLauro (CT-3), Jim Himes (CT-4), and Elizabeth Esty (CT-5) last night joined with over 170 of their Democratic colleagues to introduce the Statue of Liberty Values (SOLVE) Act of 2017, which would overturn President Trump’s executive order banning refugees and immigrants of seven Muslim-majority countries.


“President Trump’s executive order is a morally bankrupt document that will serve only to embolden our enemies and send countless vulnerable children and families who are fleeing terror to their needless deaths,” said the delegation. “In just four days, the order’s careless construction and incompetent execution have led to worldwide chaos, frayed relations with our allies, and left parents, kids, students, scientists, and business leaders stranded overseas with no idea when they can return home.”


Following introduction of the SOLVE Act, a bill to defund and rescind President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban executive order, U.S. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) asked for unanimous consent for the House of Representatives to consider the legislation. However, it was denied by the Speaker of the House.


Senate legislation to overturn the executive order was also unveiled yesterday by Senator Chris Murphy (D-CT).