Congress sends Homeland bill to Obama without conditions
By ERICA WERNER and DAVID ESPO 1 hour ago
WASHINGTON (AP) — Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months.
"Sanity is prevailing," said Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., a former chairman of the Homeland Security Committee, before the House voted 257-167 in favor of the $40 billion spending bill, which Obama was expected to sign promptly. All 182 Democrats present voted for the bill, while it received only 75 Republican "yes" votes.
Tuesday, March 03, 2015
I expected at least verbal fireworks in the House this week and I was disappointed:
Posted by Steve J. at 4:05 PM