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House Defunds Department of Homeland Security

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by James Beattie, Western Journalism

On Friday, the House rejected a three-week stopgap measure to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). Funding for the department is scheduled to run out at midnight.

The House rebuffed the Senate approved bill 203 to 244, Politico reported. The Hill pointed out that 51 Republicans voted against the measure, while 12 Democrats voted for it–and that this development is a blow to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, who could only have 28 members of his caucus defer with the Democrats’ lockstep against him.

Earlier in the day, the Senate passed the measure with relative ease, 68 to 31. Language overturning President Obama’s actions on immigration had been removed from a previous draft.

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© 2015 Western Journalism

UPDATE:  Since our original story, Congress passed a seven day extension of DHS funding.

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