Gluesenkamp Perez Statement on Failed Vote to Impeach DHS Secretary Mayorkas

Feb 06, 2024

Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03) released the below statement regarding her vote against impeaching Secretary of Homeland Security Alejandro Mayorkas:

“As the number of migrants unlawfully crossing our Southern Border reached a record high in December, it’s evident the Biden Administration has failed to get a handle on this unsustainable humanitarian crisis. Our government has an obligation to maintain a secure border, yet it’s been unable to even keep track of who’s traveling in and out – the American people deserve better.

The crisis at our Southern Border is an urgent issue that requires serious, bipartisan action by Congress. Unfortunately, the House Majority decided to waste valuable time on this failed political stunt, instead of on finding a bipartisan solution to this crisis. Impeachment power was never intended to be used to sanction officeholders over policy differences, and today’s border policy failures are not high crimes and misdemeanors.

Our immigration system has been broken for decades, while the number of migrants arriving at our Southern Border continues to grow. In absence of further action from the Biden Administration, it’s up to Congress to find a bipartisan comprehensive immigration solution that delivers for our communities’ safety, migrants seeking legal pathways to citizenship, and our small businesses and farms facing acute labor shortages. It’s also critical that Congress stop the flow of illicit fentanyl across the Southern Border, and I hope any immigration reform package will include solutions like the FEND off Fentanyl Act to further target opioid traffickers.

We don’t need more political grandstanding – we need a bipartisan compromise that reflects our values and keeps us safe. I’m ready to work with Republicans and Democrats to get it done.”

Recent Posts

Feb 29, 2024

Gluesenkamp Perez, Ciscomani, Vasquez Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Support Rural Veterans’ Transportation to Health Care

Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03), along with Reps. Juan Ciscomani (AZ-06) and Gabe Vasquez (NM-02), introduced the bipartisan Rural Veterans Transportation to Care Act to expand eligibility for rural veterans to get transportation to VA health facilities. The legislation would expand eligibility for the VA’s Highly Rural Transportation Grant (HRTG) Program, which provides grant […]

Feb 16, 2024

Gluesenkamp Perez, Bipartisan Colleagues Introduce Bill to Secure Borders, Support Democratic Allies

Yesterday, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03), along with Reps. Jared Golden (ME-2), Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), Don Bacon (NE-2), Ed Case (HI-1), Mike Lawler (NY-17), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (OR-5), and Jim Costa (CA-21), introduced the bipartisan Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act. This legislation provides, for one-year, necessary authorities to secure the U.S. Southern Border and defense-only appropriations […]

Feb 15, 2024

Gluesenkamp Perez, Golden, Peltola Introduce Resolution to Allow for Remote Committee Witnesses

Today, Rep. Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (WA-03), Rep. Jared Golden (ME-02), and Rep. Mary Peltola (AK-AL) – Co-Chairs of the Blue Dog Coalition – introduced the Bringing Real Ideas, Data, and Genuine Experience (BRIDGE) to Congress Resolution. The resolution would amend House rules to allow for remote appearances of committee witnesses without approval of the chair […]