Re: House Fails to Approve Funds for Homeland Security
Originally Posted by Hamster Buddha
The Military doesn't stop fighting if the Government shuts down. Hell, the FBI won't even shut down as a result. Also, DHS doesn't just handle that stuff. FEMA is under that umbrella, and they'll still be dealing with the different natural disasters around the country.
WASHINGTON — Republicans vowing to govern effectively as a congressional majority failed a fundamental test Friday evening, when House leaders could not pass a temporary measure to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, leaving lawmakers scrambling for a solution before money was to run out at midnight.
In a stunning and humiliating setback for Speaker John A. Boehner and his leadership team, the House voted 224 to 203 against their plan to extend funding for the department for three weeks.
The media won't be intellectually honest about it, but essential personal keep getting paid. The DHS can't control a boarder, so they are not worth paying.