House Homeland Security shutdown avoided: One-week extension approved.

House Approves One Week's Worth of Funding for Department of Homeland Security

House Approves One Week's Worth of Funding for Department of Homeland Security

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Feb. 27 2015 10:59 PM

House Approves One Week's Worth of Funding for Department of Homeland Security

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House speaker John Boehner in a photo taken Friday.

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After earlier rejecting a bill that would have funded the Department of Homeland Security for three weeks, the House of Representatives late Friday voted 357 to 60 to keep the department operational for a single week as House Republicans continue their campaign to halt President Obama's immigration reforms by using DHS funding as leverage. From the Huffington Post:

A majority of Democrats joined Republicans to vote for the short-term fix, after House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) told her colleagues that the passage of the one-week resolution would assure a vote on a full funding bill next week. Democratic leadership aides said they were assured that the House would take up a full-year funding bill next week if they helped pass the one-week continuing resolution on Friday. Boehner spokesman Michael Steel insisted that no such promise had been made.
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The Senate, which has already voted overwhelmingly to fund DHS through September without any immigration-related conditions, also approved the one-week extension.