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Ron K.
Democrat WI 3

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  • Personal Explanation

    by Representative Ron Kind

    Posted on 2015-01-16

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    KIND of wisconsin in the house of representatives Friday, January 16, 2015 Mr. KIND. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to explain my vote on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 in opposition to H.R. 240, Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015. Although I support many aspects of this legislation, I was unable to support the final bill due to a number of troubling amendments.



    I am strongly in favor of funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), especially with the risk of terrorism we currently face as a nation. I applaud many sections of the DHS funding bill, including increased funding from FY 2014 for Customs & Border Patrol (CBP), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Transportation Security Administration (TSA).

    However, there are a number of amendments added to this bill which run the risk of tearing families apart, and I could not support the final bill.

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