The Senate earlier passed the seven-day extension bill, giving House Republicans a pass on a possible DHS shutdown
As of Friday evening at 5:30 pm EST, it is unclear how Congress will proceed in order to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded after the midnight deadline
The filibustered bill would have halted President Obama’s executive orders over immigration
Senate Democrats have asked House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) to “skip the drama” and pass the same bill
“Overzealous government bureaucrats should keep their hands off the Internet,” Boehner said in a statement Thursday.
“If they send over a bill with all the riders in it, they’ve shut down the government,” Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters Thursday.
The Senate voted 98-2 to proceed to a final vote to pass legislation without halting Obama’s executive actions over immigration
Former DHS Secretaries under George W. Bush Tom Ridge and Michael Chertoff, joined current DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson at the department urging Congress to act on passing a funding bill
“We face a constantly evolving terrorist threat to the United States homeland, and Congress must remain vigilant to protect the American people,” Rep. Kalto said.
In an e-mail to his supporters, Ted Strickland announced his plan to run for Senate as the Democratic nominee in 2016