Congress Punts: Keeps Homeland Security Funded For 7 Days
In a down-to-the-wire vote, the House passed a measure to keep the Department of Homeland Security funded for another week.By Elizabeth Hagedorn | February 28, 2015
Lawmakers narrowly averted a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department only to have come back next week and do this all over again.
"On this vote, the yeas are 357. The nays are 60."
With just two hours to go before funding was set to expire for the department, the House voted in favor of a one-week funding extension. President Obama signed the bill into law Friday night. (Video via C-SPAN)