More on Homeland Security
July 15, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security bill on a vote of 30 to 22.
July 15, 2020 Statement
"This bill as a whole will strengthen our security and keep Americans safe while upholding our American values of fairness and respect. Strong investments in modern, effective technologies will improve homeland security missions, from cybersecurity and disaster preparedness to border and maritime security. It also provides resources to meet the humanitarian needs of migrants and, critically, it prohibits the administration from raiding funds for the President’s wasteful border wall."
"No funding is provided for border barriers. And because the Administration continues to ignore the will of Congress by diverting funding to barrier construction beyond what Congress appropriates, the bill rescinds unobligated border barrier funding and prohibits the diversion of any more funding for that purpose."
The House Appropriations Committee today released its reports accompanying the fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security and Financial Services and General Government appropriations bills.
July 7, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security today approved by voice vote its fiscal year 2021 bill.
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Today’s bill reflects House Democrats’ commitment to putting necessary checks on the President’s cruel immigration enforcement efforts and invests resources where they are truly needed."
July 7, 2020 Statement
"Throughout the bill, we provide increases above the request to help maintain current services and invest in high priority capabilities and activities across the broad spectrum of homeland security missions."
July 6, 2020 Press Release
The House Appropriations Committee today released the draft fiscal year 2021 Homeland Security funding bill, which will be considered in subcommittee tomorrow. The legislation provides annual funding for the components of the Department of Homeland Security.
March 11, 2020 Statement
"Unfortunately, the rhetoric and the policies of this Administration continue to make it difficult to achieve the right balance between enforcement and due process, between security and humane treatment, because they have instilled fear in my community and across the nation. I hear repeatedly of families afraid to go to work; of Dreamers who live with anxiety about their future in the only country they know to be their home; and of elementary school teachers who state their young students exhibit signs of PTSD because they are afraid that one day they will come home to an empty home. By all indications, the Administration has exacerbated our challenges in the interior, and especially at the border, where they have put the lives and wellbeing of thousands of migrants at risk."