The Homeland Security Funding Billby Representative Donna F. Edwards
Posted on 2015-01-12
EDWARDS asked and was given permission to address the House for
1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
Ms. EDWARDS. Mr. Speaker, I rise today because we are just 1 week
into this Congress and the Republican majority promised bipartisanship,
especially on homeland security, the security of our homeland, yet, oh,
no, it is politics as usual from Republicans now politicizing the
Department of Homeland Security and its important funding at this time
when we know around the world, and especially in France, which has felt
so poignantly what happens when we don't pay attention to security. But
here they are.
They are mad at the President. Why? Because the President did what other Presidents have done, taking executive action on immigration. And so they are mad at the President, and Republicans are now going to punish the American people by not protecting our homeland. Well, shame on the Republican Party for politicizing the Department of Homeland Security.
Mr. Speaker, it is time to get to business. The American people expect that, and the Republicans, if they plan to govern, need to do it and pass a clean bill funding our Department of Homeland Security and take care of our homeland. This is what the American people expect, and it is what the Republican Party needs to deliver if they want to govern.