I don't understand how Congress can cut off funding for the decision to not initiate deportation proceedings against a person. Deportation proceedings and actually deporting people cost money. Not initiating those proceedings and not shipping those individuals to a foreign country doesn't.
I guess they are cutting off funding of the review process to figure out who fits within the executive order. If the house measure actually passes the Senate (and it won't), the White House could just respond by relaxing the standards of its policy so they don't have to spend any money figuring out if the possible deportee graduated high school, served in the military, or have a criminal record. Is that what Steve King wants?