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Congresswoman Elise Stefanik

Representing the 21st District of New York

Joint NY GOP Statement on DHS Funding Vote

March 3, 2015
Press Release

Washington, DC – With consideration of funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) scheduled for later today, six Republican Members of the New York Congressional Delegation released the following statement:

“We will be voting in support today of legislation to fund DHS for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2015.  While we strongly disagree with the unilateral actions that President Obama has taken, we believe the courts – not cutting off funding for the entire Department – is the most effective way to stop his actions.  We support the federal lower court decision that put an injunction on the executive actions taken by the President, and we believe it should be upheld.  Furthermore, moving forward, we hope to work in a bipartisan way to reform our broken immigration system through legislative action.

“However, DHS is critical to our national security – ISIS is a real threat to America, and we must provide full funding to keep New York and our country safe.  We urge the rest of our colleagues to join us in supporting legislation to fund DHS.”

Republican Members of the delegation issuing the statement are: Rep. Peter King, Rep. Chris Gibson, Rep. Richard Hanna, Rep. Chris Collins, Rep. John Katko, and Rep. Elise Stefanik.

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