Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) released the following statement on Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding:
“House Republicans are yet again manufacturing a crisis to force their extreme agenda upon the American people. In December, Republicans funded DHS only through February with the intent to hold its funding hostage to jam through their extreme immigration policies.  This dangerous strategy has failed, and once again we’re at the brink of shutting down the agency that protects our national security and the livelihood of the men and women that protect us.  The Senate recognizes the importance of DHS and has come together in a bipartisan way to pass a clean funding bill.  I urge House Republican leadership to do the same.”