Homeland Security


  • Lucille Roybal-Allard, Ranking Member
  • Henry Cuellar
  • David Price
  • Dutch Ruppersberger


  • Department of Homeland Security

Recent Activity

July 18, 2018 Press Release
“The American people sent us to Congress to be good stewards of taxpayer dollars, not fritter away federal funding on divisive spending based on an uninformed campaign promise. This bill is completely unacceptable and Democrats will oppose it.”
June 19, 2018 Press Release
House Appropriations Committee Ranking Member Nita Lowey (D-NY), Commerce-Justice-Science Subcommittee Ranking Member José E. Serrano (D-NY), Labor-Health and Human Services-Education Subcommittee Ranking Member Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), and Homeland Security Subcommittee Ranking Member Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA) today sent a letter to their Republican counterparts demanding a hearing on the use of federal funds for the Trump administration’s family separation policy.
July 17, 2017 Press Release
While other bills have been severely cut, the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill would waste $1.6 billion on the President’s boondoggle of a border wall and more than $700 million on thousands of new detention beds and a thousand new ICE enforcement officers, priorities that do nothing to make communities more secure.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
With all of these procedural roadblocks hindering our path forward, one might think the majority would produce bills that could possibly gain support from Democrats, by for example, not funding a wasteful and useless border wall or a deportation force separating children from their families. Yet that has not happened.
July 12, 2017 Press Release
The new administration has significantly changed the dynamic on immigration enforcement, and the result, unfortunately, is that I cannot in good conscience support this year’s bill in its current form.
June 13, 2017 Press Release
There will be times we will disagree on funding priorities, as well as policies, interpretation of law, and enforcement priorities, just as I disagree with some of the prior administration. Among those disagreements is the president’s proposed border wall, because it isn’t enough to just ask whether an investment improves homeland security. We must also consider the fact that each additional segment of physical barrier at the border comes at the expense of other important priorities, both inside and outside of the department.