The House passed a “clean” DHS funding bill, Tuesday afternoon, funding the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year and ending the dispute over previously attached immigration amendments.
“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.
Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) is willing to vote against President Obama’s executive actions over immigration if a clean bill to fund DHS is passed
“We believe that the economic impact of these executive actions are positive—job creation, economic growth, reducing the deficit, to even strengthening social security”
“The clock is ticking,” Johnson said. “And as I stand here there is nothing from Congress to fund [the DHS] beyond that point.”
“The question before the United States Congress is, are they going to continue to accept their paychecks and not do their jobs” while DHS employees face possible furloughs.
The Department of Justice has filed motion on Monday requesting Texas Federal judge to grant emergency stay blocking his own ruling which puts President Obama’s immigration actions on hold
“This is reckless, irresponsible, but unfortunately consistent with the premise that we can hold hostage the operations of government or the Department of Homeland Security to get our way,” House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer said Tuesday.
Democrat Senators urged Senate Republicans to pass a “clean bill” to fund the Department of Homeland Security or face a partial government shutdown.