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.
“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.
“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.
“Open Internet access is the foundation of freedom and innovation in the 21st century.”
“I concur with the legal analysis of the District of Columbia and other Congressional leaders that the Omnibus spending bill passed in December does not repeal or block the implementation of this initiative.”
“Republicans are trapped in a dangerous, anti-immigrant fantasy. There are barely three days left before their grandstanding shuts down the Department of Homeland Security, but Republicans still have no plan to avert their latest manufactured crisis.”