San­ders State­ment on Home­land Se­cu­rity Fund­ing

Stanstead Journal - - FORUM - Wash­ing­ton, DC

Sen.Bernie San­ders (I-Vt.) is­sued the fol­low­ing state­ment last Satur­day af­ter House Repub­li­cans pushed the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity to­ward the brink of a mid­night Fri­day shut­down be­fore pass­ing a one-week ex­ten­sion:

“At a time when ISIS is a grow­ing ter­ror­ist threat to the United States and coun­tries around the world, it is in­com­pre­hen­si­ble that the Repub­li­can House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives re­fuses to fol­low what the Se­nate did and fund the Depart­ment of Home­land Se­cu­rity for the en­tire fis­cal year. Enough is enough.

“On be­half of the more than 2,500 Home­land Se­cu­rity work­ers in Ver­mont and their co-work­ers around the coun­try, I hope the House will stop play­ing po­lit­i­cal games and fully fund this im­por­tant depart­ment.”

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