February 27, 2015

This bill is complex and could be discussed for a long period of time. [Education and Workforce Ranking Member] Scott doesn't have a long period of time, and I will be brief, but I want to point out that when we passed, at the request of President Bush, No Child Left Behind, which everybody has recognized does not have some of the components that it ought to have and has some components that it ought not to have, and Mr. Scott's substitute fixes that which is broken, but I'll point out that that bill passed 384-45.

February 27, 2015

I join her in thanking Mr. [John] Carter and Mr. [Hal] Rogers for bringing to the Floor in December a Homeland Security bill that was appropriate, that funded at the levels that were agreed upon by both parties.

February 27, 2015

Yesterday, House Democrats went to the House Floor to asking for unanimous consent to bring up Representative Roybal-Allard and Representative Lowey’s clean bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the entire fiscal year.

February 26, 2015

The fact of the matter is the CR gives very limited funding ability to the [Department of Homeland Security]. Jeh Johnson, the Secretary [of DHS] has made it very clear this is undermining their ability to act now.

February 24, 2015

Mr. Speaker, we are approaching the eleventh hour, and the House has not yet been given the opportunity to vote on a bill that essentially was agreed to by the Republican Appropriations Committee – and reported to this Floor…. 

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