I've received a lot of questions about DHS funding. Here are the facts:
On Feb. 28, 2015, the continuing resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security expires. The House-passed bill to keep the department open and running currently languishes in the Senate as a result of the "Obstructionist Eight," a group of Members who have indicated a desire to stand up to the President’s executive overreach, but now remain in lockstep with their fellow Democrats in preventing DHS funding... all to score political points.
Budget Vote Sets Stage for Main Event on Illegal Immigration
As I’ve traveled the 9th District this week I’ve had a lot of questions about why I supported the so called “Cromnibus” or “Continuing Resolution Omnibus” bill.
I appreciate these questions as this is a complicated issue and the political stakes are very high. Let me take a moment and communicate directly with you why I voted for the measure: