Senate Dems block Homeland Security funding again, ALG urges bill to the floor

Feb. 5, 2015, Fairfax, Va.—Americans for Limited Government President Rick Manning today issued the following statement urging Senate Democrats to cease their filibuster of Department of Homeland Security funding:

For the third time, Senate Democrats are jeopardizing homeland security to protect President Obama’s unconstitutional action granting amnesty to millions of illegal immigrants. With all the threats facing the homeland, now is not the time to allow politics to interfere with our nation’s security. Let the bill come to the floor as is.

“If Senate Democrats wish to offer an amendment to the Department of Homeland Security funding, they can do that, but they need to allow the bill to be acted upon. If they can muster the votes to change it, it will be changed. As it stands, funding expires at the end of the month, and the world is not getting any safer.

“In the meantime, we urge the Senate majority to continue holding cloture votes on this important piece of legislation so that the process can move forward, and members have an opportunity to make their voices heard. The House has done its job. Now it’s time for the Senate to get to work.”

Attachments:

Feb 05 53 (52-47) Rejected On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 240
Feb 04 52 (53-47) Rejected On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 240
Feb 03 51 (51-48) Rejected On Cloture on the Motion to Proceed H.R. 240

Interview Availability: Please contact Americans for Limited Government at (703) 383-0880 ext. 106 or at media@limitgov.org to arrange an interview with ALG experts including ALG President Rick Manning.

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