Just a note for the record:
On Tuesday the U. S. House of Representatives voted 257-167 to authorize funding this year for the Department of Homeland Security. The Senate had previously passed the funding bill, so it’s a done deal.
Republicans shouldn't claim much credit for this event, which easily qualifies as a routine act of good government.
Two-thirds of the Republicans in the House voted AGAINST the bill, because it didn’t include a nastily partisan attack on President Obama’s recent moves to limit deportations of immigrants. You know that story.
The bill passed with the “Yes” votes of only 75 Republicans….every Democrat voted for it.
So Speaker Boehner should be stepping up to the microphone and proudly describing his “hands-across-the-aisle” leadership in coordinating the vital support of our Democratic representatives.
Do you know when that press conference is scheduled? I haven’t heard anything….
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