Congressman Jim Bridenstine’s Statement on DHS Funding
Statement from Congressman Jim Bridenstine (R, OK-1):
Today, the House passed a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) for the remainder of the fiscal year. The bill funds President Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty. I voted no.
Back in January, I voted to fund every constitutional DHS function and program and to defund the executive amnesty. Senate Democrats blocked the Senate from even debating the House-passed bill. Senate Democrats also prevented the House and Senate from going to conference and figuring out a way to fund DHS without the President’s executive amnesty.
Ultimately, this outcome was entirely predictable. The House should have never passed the so-called “Cromnibus” back in the lame duck session in December. The strategy of passing a $1.1 trillion spending bill, but holding out DHS was never credible. The President and Senate Democrats always knew the House would capitulate. Along with other House conservatives, I voted against the Cromnibus. The federal court system is our last hope to overturn the President’s lawlessness on immigration.
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