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house Bill H.R. 2825

Reauthorizing and Reforming the Dept. of Homeland Security

Argument in favor

It’s been 15 years since the Dept. of Homeland Security was created, so it’s due for a reauthorization and reforms to its key programs to ensure it operates as efficiently as possible.

operaman's Opinion
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07/20/2017
This certainly is a "shotgun" bill involving the DHS. This Department is gigantic, a monster leftover from the post 9/11 disaster. Now is the time for readjustment. DHS was a consequence of poor data sharing between agencies. Let's just hope Congress does do diligence and approach with budget savings for "We The People,"
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07/20/2017
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs substantial reform and improvement in order to fulfill its important roles in the areas of security, emergency preparedness and response, and enforcement of immigration laws. This will require changes in nearly every part of DHS as well as a better prioritization of resources within each of the components and between the components. We, the American people, need DHS to succeed. A successful DHS will deter terrorism and threats to critical infrastructure. A successful DHS will make our cyber networks more secure. A successful DHS will save lives in the aftermath of major disruptions. It is up to the new Secretary to maximize the success of the organization and to keep the reform process moving forward.
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Ken's Opinion
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07/20/2017
Absolutely needed and must be a lot more ICE enforcement because until illegals understand there is a right way and wrong way to come to our country and Make America Great Again there must be enforcement like it or not. Also the work with FEMA must be improved and agents also making sure no one "CHEATS" the government or private agencies because of reported damage. Also a greater protection and FAST RESPONSE by HOMELAND security with training and professional aspects of their job. Coordinate work with State and local enforcement working to train, communications with local agencies, and preparing for any possible strike by any invasion force. Preparing for nuclear response and training on how, when and where to do things. Forcing Congress to work with the Commander and Chief whether they like it or not and arresting those Congress men and women who refuse to help protect our country and investigate all Congress, Agencies and peoples plotting against our Great President Trump and our nation. I volunteer to help anyway I can and will work for free as long as all bills are paid, food, clothing, transportation and amenities and fir that I will pickup and transport any illegal aliens to and from what ever agency refuses to support the arrest, detention and housing of illegals. Call me, I will help.
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Argument opposed

The Dept. of Homeland Security’s creation 15 years was rushed in the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, and this reauthorization should address more of the agency’s problems.

Ticktock's Opinion
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07/20/2017
The Department of Homeland Security is nothing more than a domestic militia that will eventually be used to suppress domestic US citizens. The militarization of this force tantamount to the Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany. Trump and the Republican Congress are one step closer to the fascist authoritarian government they are working toward.
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Nancy's Opinion
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07/20/2017
The department of homeland security doesn't need as much money, and could get some cuts. I am not suggesting a complete elimination, but I prefer healthcare. Not to mention, if this country cannot afford to educate our children, build bridges and ensure clean water and air, what exactly are we defending?
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Clifford's Opinion
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07/20/2017
No longer trust our present government to use this 911 created department to PROTECT US citizens. I now see it as a department to possibly be used against us during protests.
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    This certainly is a "shotgun" bill involving the DHS. This Department is gigantic, a monster leftover from the post 9/11 disaster. Now is the time for readjustment. DHS was a consequence of poor data sharing between agencies. Let's just hope Congress does do diligence and approach with budget savings for "We The People,"
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    The Department of Homeland Security is nothing more than a domestic militia that will eventually be used to suppress domestic US citizens. The militarization of this force tantamount to the Brown Shirts of Nazi Germany. Trump and the Republican Congress are one step closer to the fascist authoritarian government they are working toward.
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    The department of homeland security doesn't need as much money, and could get some cuts. I am not suggesting a complete elimination, but I prefer healthcare. Not to mention, if this country cannot afford to educate our children, build bridges and ensure clean water and air, what exactly are we defending?
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    No longer trust our present government to use this 911 created department to PROTECT US citizens. I now see it as a department to possibly be used against us during protests.
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    The TSA has been proven not effective at fighting terrorism and violates the Fourth Amendment on a daily basis. It should be defunded and disbanded, and replaced with a more effective system of aviation security that is not tied into corporate interests.
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    This government agency, and others like it, is more of a threat to liberty and freedom than the terrorists are.
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    I think DHS could be disbanded & other agencies could take over the functions of DHS. Let's take the extra tax dollars to improve the Affordable Care Act & maybe throw some towards education, primary & secondary. Let's not lose sight of priorities. Thank you.
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    The DHS has shown itself to be a bloated and ineffective agency that needs to either be seriously reformed or eliminated all together. The TSA, for example, has been proven to be incredibly ineffective at detecting security threats. It's time to stop throwing money at security theater. These agencies make us look safer without actually being safer.
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    Disastrous assault on civil liberties.
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    Please do not reauthorize illegal search and seizure at all airports. I've had enough of TSA. And Homeland Security. Make travel safe, use some other method without invading my personal space. Ridiculous, ineffective, waste of tax payer $.
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    This agency is a Frankenstein's monster, a mash-up of various preexisting departmental authorities and furthermore, in its current state, is utterly and dangerously inefficient.
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    No more militirization of our supposed protectors to unleash their brute Force on us citizens when they feel it's necessary like our local cops do every day. Cut the waste, fraud, n abuse and stop with this fear machine to keep this agency around when we have local cops and the FBI who are suppose to take care of domestic issues along with the national guard. More tax money wasted on an another incompetent agency.
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    We should be cutting the funding for this and adding more money into education and healthcare. TSA doesn't do a whole lot. I've witnessed this because I fly frequently. Create a system that only exists in big traffic airports that see a lot of coming and going from different countries like O'Hare, Atlanta, DFW, JFK, LAX, etc.
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    DH should be disbanded.
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    In the United States of America we have the constitution and due process. Giving any organization right to skirt that responsibility is dangerous to the freedom of this country and the people in it.
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    Can we first focus on fixing the ACA and the infrastructure thereby creating a slew of jobs. Can we prioritize the things which are truly important. I understand we lack true leadership for the first time in years but we have the input of the people to make the things happen. Constant bickering with the press along with trust, honesty, bullying and moral issues sidetrack attacking the issues that are truly important. We need the cooperation and input from both sides of the aisles. We have serious issues which require serious people to get the job done they were elected to do. Nothing is getting done. The things that are getting done is in dark private rooms the American public is made aware of after the fact buried in a 200 page document.
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    Absolutely needed and must be a lot more ICE enforcement because until illegals understand there is a right way and wrong way to come to our country and Make America Great Again there must be enforcement like it or not. Also the work with FEMA must be improved and agents also making sure no one "CHEATS" the government or private agencies because of reported damage. Also a greater protection and FAST RESPONSE by HOMELAND security with training and professional aspects of their job. Coordinate work with State and local enforcement working to train, communications with local agencies, and preparing for any possible strike by any invasion force. Preparing for nuclear response and training on how, when and where to do things. Forcing Congress to work with the Commander and Chief whether they like it or not and arresting those Congress men and women who refuse to help protect our country and investigate all Congress, Agencies and peoples plotting against our Great President Trump and our nation. I volunteer to help anyway I can and will work for free as long as all bills are paid, food, clothing, transportation and amenities and fir that I will pickup and transport any illegal aliens to and from what ever agency refuses to support the arrest, detention and housing of illegals. Call me, I will help.
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    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) needs substantial reform and improvement in order to fulfill its important roles in the areas of security, emergency preparedness and response, and enforcement of immigration laws. This will require changes in nearly every part of DHS as well as a better prioritization of resources within each of the components and between the components. We, the American people, need DHS to succeed. A successful DHS will deter terrorism and threats to critical infrastructure. A successful DHS will make our cyber networks more secure. A successful DHS will save lives in the aftermath of major disruptions. It is up to the new Secretary to maximize the success of the organization and to keep the reform process moving forward.
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    We may need a reauthorization, but I don't trust 45 or Sessions to not use this authorization to turn the US into a police state. I would prefer that we wait until the Putin/Russia investigations are completed to work on this.
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    Trott is bought & paid for. I haven't seen him make a decision that benefits his people or the environment. I demand a recall on Trott! Get him out of office!
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