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Tom Rooney

Standoff worsens over immigration and Homeland Security funds

Standoff worsens over immigration and Homeland Security funds

After not one, not two but three unsuccessful attempts to get a Homeland Security bill through the Senate that also guts President Obama's immigration plan, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday it's time for a new strategy. The problem is, there appears to be no workable alternative in sight. Congress risks shutting down the Homeland Security Department on Feb. 28 unless new money is approved, but the standoff is expected to drag on as lawmakers head out of town Friday for a weeklong recess. "We're stuck," McConnell said Tuesday. "The next move, obviously, is up to the House." House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) did not agree. ...

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