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February 28, 2015

Rep. Pete Aguilar Issues Statement on Department of Homeland Security Funding

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) issued a public statement following Friday night’s series of votes to fund the Department of Homeland Security: 

“I commend my colleagues on both sides of the aisle for reaching an agreement tonight, ensuring that the Department of Homeland Security will remain open and continue to operate normally. We averted a crisis this evening, but more importantly we have established the next steps for how we will fully fund DHS through the remainder of the fiscal year. I’m glad my Republican and Democratic colleagues share my belief that threatening a shutdown is no way to govern, and I look forward to passing the full Department of Homeland Security appropriations bill next week.” 

The bill passed Friday night will continue to fund the Department of Homeland Security for seven days, and an agreement reached between House and Senate leadership provides a pathway to passing a long-term funding bill next week.