The Republican-controlled House failed to pass a three week funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security, threatening a partial shutdown that would have forced essential DHS personnel to work without pay. Taking another stab at it, the House passed a one week extension instead.
Here's what our Canadian-raised congresswoman, Cathy McMorris Rodgers, had to say about it:
Tonight I voted to protect our national security while also holding the President accountable to the American people. I stand opposed to the President’s unilateral executive overreach on immigration – an action that both blatantly disregards the will of Congress and the American people and represents a step backward on real, long-term immigration solutions.
That's why I will continue this fight. I will continue to represent the people of Eastern Washington, uphold the Constitution, and listen to the American people.
She voted to protect our national security for one more week! I am so thankful we are safe from the Ebola-ISIS-Mexican-Threat-of-the-day threats for seven more days. And!--she's hold the President accountable.
I think I'll celebrate like a real American and go to the mall!
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