[Vision2020] House GOP relents on Department of Homeland Security

Sunil sunilramalingam at hotmail.com
Fri Feb 27 06:59:09 PST 2015

Is this statement really true?

'As terrorist presence becomes more and more evident in the United States'

I read a lot of articles about the FBI helping nutty people hatch plots, by providing them with weapons or materials, and then prosecuting them.


From: thansen at moscow.com
Date: Fri, 27 Feb 2015 06:43:44 -0800
To: vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: [Vision2020] House GOP relents on Department of Homeland Security

As terrorist presence becomes more and more evident in the United States, House Republicans kick Homeland Security down the proverbial road. . . three weeks at a time.
Courtesy of today's (February 27, 2015) Spokesman-Review.
House GOP relents on Department of Homeland SecurityWASHINGTON – Sounding retreat, House Republicans agreed Thursday to push short-term funding to prevent a partial shutdown at the Homeland Security Department while leaving in place Obama administration immigration policies they have vowed to repeal. “The speaker’s pretty adamant that he’s not going to shut down Homeland Security, especially in light of the Mall of America and in light of what’s happened in New York,” said Rep. Dennis Ross., R-Fla., emerging from a closed-door strategy session with the Republican rank-and-file. He referred to a suggestion made by one terrorist group that a sympathizer should attack the Mall of America, an enormous shopping facility in Minnesota, as well as the arrests Wednesday in Brooklyn of men charged with plotting to help Islamic State fighters. Ross and other Republicans said legislation to fund DHS for three weeks would be put to a vote in the House today. Senate Democratic officials indicated they would agree to the measure, and predicted President Barack Obama would sign the measure, averting a partial shutdown of an agency with major anti-terrorism responsibilities. Outlining a second step in a revised strategy, Ross said House Republicans would also seek negotiations on a separate spending bill on track for Senate passage on Friday. It would fund the agency through the Sept. 30 end of the budget year while also rolling back Obama’s immigration directives. Senate rules require 60 votes to initiate formal compromise talks between the houses on any bill, and Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid said in advance his party would use its strength to prevent that from happening in the current clash. Anticipating that, some Republicans made the case inside the strategy session for simply conceding defeat and agreeing to a longer-term funding bill without conditions, according to officials who attended the session. In addition, Rep. Pete King, R-N.Y., and a former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, told reporters that lawmakers should think of the consequences “if a bomb goes off in their district.” Without legislation signed into law by the weekend, an estimated 30,000 Homeland Security employees would be furloughed beginning Monday. Tens of thousands more would be expected to work without pay. The proposal under consideration by House Republicans marked a retreat from their long-standing insistence that no money be approved for Homeland Security as long as Obama’s immigration directives remained in place. Yet it followed by a few days an announcement by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that he was moving to uncouple the two issues. Whatever the eventual outcome, it appeared Obama was closing in on a triumph in his latest showdown with the Republican-controlled Congress. With directives issued in 2012 and late last year, Obama largely eliminated the threat of deportation for more than 4 million immigrants who entered the country illegally, including some brought to the United States as youngsters by their parents.--------------------------------------

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