Funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) was set to expire at midnight on February 27, 2015
. Introduced on February 25th, 2015 as a short-term measure, this bill would extend the funding deadline for three weeks.
That's March 19, 2015 or, as the bill specifies, as soon as Congress can agree on a DHS appropriations plan. If enacted, a (partial) shut down of DHS operations would be avoided. Otherwise, and estimated 30,000
workers would be furloughed. Another 200,000
"essential" employees would continue work, but without pay.