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house Bill H. Joint Res. 35

Extending The Deadline For A DHS Funding Plan By 3 Weeks

Argument in favor

Members of Congress clearly need some more time to hash out their differences. This bill will ensure that DHS employees aren't punished for Congress' inability to pull get their act together and vote on DHS funding.

Carolyn's Opinion
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06/20/2015
First off - they should do their job if they want funding. Send the illegals home. It will be cheaper in the long run - rather then support them for the rest of their lives. Suspend funds if they don't do their jobs.
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John's Opinion
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06/17/2015
But only for 3 weeks. After that shut down the government if necessary to defund this President's illegal executive amnesty "memo"...
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Noah's Opinion
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09/24/2015
Illegal immigrants are swarming across the border with drugs. Loosen our borders and soon Isis will join them.
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Argument opposed

This is only happening because some members of Congress refuse to present a clean spending bill. The appropriations plan is there, lawmakers just have to stop trying to tie in amendments that threaten Obama's executive action on immigration.

Daniel's Opinion
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10/10/2015
No. Congress should do the job in the time allotted.
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Craig's Opinion
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03/06/2015
Crash baby... CRASH. I would freeze bank accounts and salaries for Congress and only feed them White Castle hamburgers and McDonald's soda and lock them in the Chamber until they figure out what's important in this country.
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Rita 's Opinion
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03/04/2016
Get rid of them. They are the welcome wagon for illegals. A country cannot stand when foreigners are allowed to enter at will. No other country allows this nonsense.
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What is House Bill H. Joint Res. 35?

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. 

Impact

Employees that work for DHS, other related federal agencies, relations across the aisle.

Cost of House Bill H. Joint Res. 35

A CBO cost estimate is unavailable — however, the legislation specifies that funding for the three weeks would continue at the current rate.

More Information

Of Note:

"How did we get here?" you might ask. The Washington Post explains how the stage was set:  
"Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters he was prepared to move swiftly to extend funding for DHS through the fiscal year in a bill that is not contingent on Republican demands to repeal President Obama’s executive actions on immigration. ... But House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) did not immediately warm to the proposal, and it was not clear whether he could marshal enough backing in his chamber to complete the deal to keep DHS open beyond Friday, when its spending authority expires."

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Official Title

Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.

joint resolution Progress


  • Not enacted
    The President has not signed this bill
  • The senate has not voted
  • The house Rejected February 27th, 2015
    Roll Call Vote 203 Yea / 224 Nay
      house Committees
      Committee on Appropriations
    IntroducedFebruary 26th, 2015

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    But only for 3 weeks. After that shut down the government if necessary to defund this President's illegal executive amnesty "memo"...
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    First off - they should do their job if they want funding. Send the illegals home. It will be cheaper in the long run - rather then support them for the rest of their lives. Suspend funds if they don't do their jobs.
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    Crash baby... CRASH. I would freeze bank accounts and salaries for Congress and only feed them White Castle hamburgers and McDonald's soda and lock them in the Chamber until they figure out what's important in this country.
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    Illegal immigrants are swarming across the border with drugs. Loosen our borders and soon Isis will join them.
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    No. Congress should do the job in the time allotted.
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    They need to get their shit together. Lets set some term limitations for these POS's. Lets fire them for not doing their jobs.
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    suspend the filibuster, pass the legislation, and send to Obama.
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    Get rid of them. They are the welcome wagon for illegals. A country cannot stand when foreigners are allowed to enter at will. No other country allows this nonsense.
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    Agency just plays on fear, it is not strictly necessary as a stand alone agency but could be a SMALL part of existing agencies
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    Shut down DHS. most departments under it aren't functioning as originally intended. Obama amnesty is unlawful. Allow defunding to occur until lawful immigration is restored and our borders are restored after all illegal aliens are deported.
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    It is the Democrats who support President Obama's unconstitutional actions who are blocking funding of DHS. As there is no compromise possible on this without extreme stress, the Republicans should hold fast. Let the American people see the violations of the law supported by the Democrats.
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    this is a rather silly law to deal with a rather silly situation, but necessary.
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    NAY, do not let the DHS continue operating unless all immigration funding is removed from the budget. We have no border security now. Fix the problems, and then re-evaluate what funding is necessary.
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    No money needs to be given for funding illegal amnesty
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    The DHS should be abolished. Let it expire.
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    Shut it down until the President accepts the will of the majority of Americans and backs off of his Constitutional overreach.
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    Stop wasting time and money here! Pass the full funding of DHS on a clean bill!!!!!!
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    This was a criminal action by the President....Congress should NEVER be complicit in criminal activity...neither should the President
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    Do your job in a timely manner.
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