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Alma A.
Democrat NC 12

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  • DHS Funding Bill

    by Representative Alma S. Adams

    Posted on 2015-01-13

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    ADAMS asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. ADAMS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to urge my Republican colleagues to stop toying with our Nation's security. Disrupting funding to the Department of Homeland Security is an extreme and reckless form of partisan politics. Even Senate Republicans have expressed concern over the tactics used by their House colleagues.

    Defunding key security infrastructure is unacceptable. Republican Senator Mark Kirk said it best: cooler heads must prevail, and we must defend critical security infrastructure.

    In recent days both France and Nigeria experienced tragic terrorist attacks. These attacks highlight the threat here at home. Now is not the time to weaken our defenses.

    Mr. Speaker, shutting down any government agency is irresponsible. House Republicans should have learned their lesson in 2013. When will they stop the partisan politics and start legislating? ____________________

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