BY U.S. REPRESENTATIVE BRUCE WESTERMAN –
WASHINGTON – Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-Hot Springs) issued the following statement following his vote Friday (February 27) for a continuing resolution that funds the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for the next one week:
“My vote today for the continuing resolution ensures that the president’s illegal executive action remains unfunded following the ruling of a federal judge in Texas. My vote also allows the hardworking men and women of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to have financial security while Congress works to craft a bill that upholds the Constitution and protects the United States.
“It is my hope that the House and Senate are able to work together, in good faith, to find a solution during the next week. The House was able to pass a long-term Homeland Security funding bill six weeks ago that also fulfilled the will of my constituents by stopping the president’s unlawful action.
“With this short-term extension, along with my vote today to conference with the Senate, we should find a solution for the long-term that prevents the president’s unconstitutional rewriting of our immigration laws and continues the tasks delegated to this government agency.”