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March 03, 2015

Rep. Aguilar Issues Statement on Bill to Fund the Department Of Homeland Security

Today, Rep. Pete Aguilar (CA-31) issued a public statement following Tuesday afternoon’s vote on a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year:

“I commend my Democratic and Republican colleagues for working together to avert a national security crisis. We have been faced with too many shutdown threats, and it’s my hope that the House majority has learned from this and will stop governing in constant crisis mode. Today we saw that bipartisan solutions are possible, and I’m optimistic that we can continue working together moving forward.”

The House of Representatives passed the funding bill with a 257 to 167 vote. The bipartisan legislation, which is free of anti-immigration riders that would roll back President Obama’s executive action, passed the Senate last week 68 to 31. It is expected to be signed into law by President Obama later today, and will fund the Department of Homeland Security through September.