Cardin: Pass a Clean Homeland Security Funding Bill
Given the terrorist threat we face both at home and abroad, it is irresponsible to continue to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with short-term budgets and bring them to the edge of an agency shutdown. We should not force hardworking federal workers to stand in the crossfire between Congress and the President. Providing the resources that our federal, state and local law enforcement officers need to carry out their vital around-the-clock mission should not be caught up in the partisan political disagreements. We need a clean appropriation bill for the Department of Homeland Security. We face a dangerous world today. In light of recent terrorist attacks throughout Europe, Asia, North America and the ongoing threat of ISIS I urge my colleagues to bring a clean funding bill to the floor.