House Passes Critical Homeland Security Funding Bill

Washington, Jun 7, 2013 -

On Thursday, the House approved the Fiscal Year 2014 Homeland Security appropriations bill, which provides funding for the Department, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), U.S. Customs and Border Patrol, the Transportation Security Administration, and the Coast Guard. In the wake of the horrific Boston Marathon attacks, the bill prioritizes funding for visa security and over-stay enforcement programs. The bill also includes critical funding to improve our cybersecurity defenses, provide relief to Americans impacted by recent natural disasters, and enhance security along our nation’s northern and southern borders and at our ports. The measure also maintains a careful balance to provide needed funding to protect our country, while reducing federal spending, streamlining federal programs, and strengthening oversight of DHS programs and use of taxpayer dollars.  As Congress continues to consider our nation’s funding priorities, I will work to ensure that necessary resources are provided to protect Americans from all threats facing our nation.

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