Washington – Today, Congresswoman Elise Stefanik (R-NY-21) released the following statement after the House failed to pass a short term funding extension for the Department of Homeland Security:

“Today I crossed party lines to vote against rejecting the Senate bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September. I support the Senate measure and hope to see it come to the floor as soon as possible.  

“Furthermore, I voted on a bipartisan basis to try and pass a short term funding measure to keep DHS funded, but unfortunately that vote failed in the House. This is extremely disappointing to me – I do not support government shutdowns and will continue to vote to keep DHS funded.  

“DHS funding is critical to our district because of the broad economic importance of our Canadian border, and the need to make sure that the thousands of North Country DHS employees are paid on time for their hard work.”