Senate Bill Is Last Hope To Fund Homeland Security
A House bill to fund Homeland Security failed to pass, leaving Senate legislation the only option to keep the department running.By Ben Lawson | February 27, 2015
The House failed to pass a spending bill Friday that would have kept the Department of Homeland Security funded for the next three weeks so congressional leaders could work out a more permanent solution.
Now the department's only option is legislation just passed by the Senate. It would keep the department funded through September and avoid a shutdown at midnight Friday. That $40 billion spending bill is awaiting a vote from the House.
It does not contain restrictions that would undo President Obama's actions on immigration, which have divided Congress.