I’m very proud of our Members, the unity that we had. It showed the commitment to full funding.
Thank you for your cooperation on the vote earlier today. Our unity was a strong statement that the Department of Homeland Security must be fully funded.
“You’ve made a mess; you have made a mess. We have so many bills, counter bills, CR’s, all the rest of it coming back, forward and all the rest, and every time I ask all of you what’s happening, everybody says: ‘I don’t know.’”
“I thank the Senate Republicans and Democrats for their leadership in passing this important legislation, and wish that the Republicans in the House would learn from that.”
“On the streets, in classrooms, and in boardrooms, Father Ted was courageous enough to speak out against injustice, compassionate enough to bring healing to the downtrodden, and creative enough to propose ideas that improved the lives of all people.”
This morning, as we gather here, the United States Senate is passing a clean longtime Department of Homeland Security funding bill that, if passed by the House this morning, could be sent to the President and signed into law today, well before the midnight deadline.
Give us a vote, Mr. Speaker. Give us a vote. Instead, drip, drip, drip, drip. The Republican leadership is putting forth legislation, drip, drip, drip, drip, for the resources.
“It’s just not right. It’s not the moral thing to do. It’s not the patriotic thing to do. It doesn’t honor our Founders’ commitment to a democracy which calls upon an educated population.”
“House Republicans’ obstruction is as dangerous as it is incomprehensible.”
We come together because we’re faced with a challenge for our country – a challenge to honor our oath of office, which we all take, to protect and defend the American people.