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  • Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

    by Representative Betty McCollum

    Posted on 2015-01-12

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    McCOLLUM asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. McCOLLUM. Mr. Speaker, after last week's horrific attacks in France, we are reminded that the threat of terrorism is very real. The Department of Homeland Security is on the front line of protecting our Nation from terrorist threats.

    House Republicans are using the funding for DHS for political posturing rather than governing. The President has prioritized on how our national security dollars are spent. He focused DHS' tools and resources on preventing terrorist threats and protecting the American people.

    Republicans continue to play political games with immigration reform, and now, they are bringing forward a series of amendments to pick a fight with the President. The political games that the Republicans are playing with this bill would jeopardize our national security. We need an appropriations bill that ensures that DHS has the resources and tools they need to protect America.

    We must pass a strong bipartisan Homeland Security Appropriations bill that keeps America safe and protects our country.


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