Senate Must Act on DHS Funding
Washington – In January, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 240, the Homeland Security Appropriations Act, which will fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year as well as defund the President’s illegal amnesty plan. However, the Senate has not yet passed similar legislation, and DHS funding is set to run out in just two weeks.
“The Senate must now act to keep the Department of Homeland Security open and functional past February 28th,” said Congressman Mike Conaway. “Instead of buckling down and working through the normal legislative process, Senate Democrats are refusing to allow the Homeland Security funding bill to even be considered. Without this legislation, our borders will be unprotected and our national security will be at risk. It is imperative that Senate Democrats stop blocking this critical legislation and keep DHS operating normally. We are now down to the wire, and it is simply not an option for Senate Democrats to continue to block the Homeland Security funding bill.”