The only solution that will demonstrate House Republican leaders are serious about governing is to put the fully-funded DHS bill on the floor — right away — and get it to the Senate in plenty of time to pass by Wednesday or Thursday. That course of action is the only one that will give the American people confidence to consider keeping Republicans in charge of Congress. And why should voters choose a Republican president next year if they’ll get more of this?
Strike one for the House Republican majority was not dealing with this in the lame duck session of the 113th Congress, right after the bold promise to “get Congress going.” Strike two was Friday’s fiasco to kick the DHS funding can down the road a week. Strike three could be this Friday, if the Homeland Security funding bill isn’t clean, and isn’t passed.
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