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February 25, 2015

Thompson Statement & Fact Sheet on Ongoing DHS Funding Crisis

(WASHINGTON) – Today, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Ranking Member of the Committee on Homeland Security, released a one page fact sheet detailing the effects a shutdown would have on the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) at this time of heightened terrorist interest in attacking the U.S. and carrying out attacks in other western nations. Congressman Thompson released the following statement on the ongoing funding crisis:

While today's developments in the Senate are promising, it remains to be seen whether Speaker Boehner can show real leadership and put a clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security on the House floor. Unless he steps up and brings his colleagues with him, DHS will shut down in less than three days. DHS has been headed towards a shut down for months while House Republicans have wrung their hands and pointed fingers. If a shut down occurs Saturday, or if the can gets kicked down the road with another continuing resolution, critical DHS operations and activities will be hampered. A shut down can be avoided, all it takes is House Republicans committing to a clean bill.


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