Senate Passes Bill to Fund Homeland Security for One Week

Feb 27, 2015 7:38 PM by News Staff

AP) - The Senate has approved a bill to ensure full funding of the Homeland Security Department for one week, sending the measure to the House just hours before the agency faces a partial shutdown.

By voice vote late Friday, the Senate backed the bill.

It came a few hours after the House, in a surprise move, rejected a bill to grant the department a three-week extension. Republicans objected to the measure for failing to roll back President Barack Obama's immigration policies and Democrats opposed it for failing to fund the department through the end of the budget year.


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