Sanders Statement on Homeland Security Funding

WASHINGTON, Feb. 28 – Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) issued the following statement today after House Republicans pushed the Department of Homeland Security toward the brink of a midnight Friday shutdown before passing a one-week extension:

“At a time when ISIS is a growing terrorist threat to the United States and countries around the world, it is incomprehensible that the Republican House of Representatives refuses to follow what the Senate did and fund the Department of Homeland Security for the entire fiscal year. Enough is enough. 

“On behalf of the more than 2,500 Homeland Security workers in Vermont and their co-workers around the country, I hope the House will stop playing political games and fully fund this important department.”