GOP setting up showdown date for Homeland Security funding

Last week Republicans filed a $39.7 billion bill that would fund DHS through September. But GOP lawmakers are expected to attach amendments on the bill that would prevent funds from being used for implementing the president’s executive order on immigration. Democrats say full funding is needed to carry out the agency’s mission.

“In light of the tragic events in Paris last week, we are reminded that vigilance in the face of terrorism is critical, and our government needs the proper resources to detect, deter and respond to these acts,” said Rep. Bennie G. Thompson of Mississippi, the top Democrat on the House Committee on Homeland Security.

Washington Times
1/12/15