Beyer Statement on DHS Funding Vote
U.S. Representative Don Beyer voted tonight for a Continuing Resolution to fund the Department of Homeland Security for seven days ahead of an expected vote next week to advance long term funding of the Department without anti-immigration provisions favored by House Republicans.
“Tonight’s vote to provide a short term funding measure for the Department of Homeland Security presents our best opportunity to secure long term funding of DHS while keeping President Obama’s immigration reforms in place. Budgetary brinksmanship is no way to govern. It was irresponsible for House Republicans to jeopardize our national security and the livelihoods of thousands of federal employees in the name of a fruitless ideological agenda.”