February 27, 2015

HIRONO: FAILED HOUSE VOTE THREATENS HOMELAND SECURITY OPERATIONS

 Washington, D.C. – Senator Mazie K. Hirono released the following statement after the House’s failure to pass a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through a three week continuing resolution:

“After this afternoon’s stunning vote, the House has just a few hours to prevent a Department of Homeland Security shutdown. Speaker Boehner should bring the Senate’s clean bill to the floor for a vote and fund DHS for the rest of the year. This has been a manufactured crisis and it’s time for House Republicans stop playing games with the department responsible with keeping our nation safe.”