2015-02-26 National Governors Association

Department of Homeland Security Funding

The Honorable John Boehner
Speaker of the House
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Nancy Pelosi
Minority Leader
U.S. House of Representatives
Washington, D.C. 20515

The Honorable Mitch McConnell
Majority Leader
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

The Honorable Harry Reid
Minority Leader
U.S. Senate
Washington, D.C. 20510

 

Dear Speaker Boehner, Minority Leader Pelosi, Majority Leader McConnell and Minority Leader Reid:

This week funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) will lapse unless Congress and the President resolve their policy differences.

Governors have long recognized that the nation’s outdated immigration system is not serving people or our economy and needs to be addressed at the federal level. At the same time, the services of DHS are critical to the nation and to state and local governments who are responding to and recovering from natural disasters and emergencies.

While we acknowledge the complexities of resolving immigration issues, we call on Congress and the Administration to find a solution to those issues and fund DHS to avoid any lapse in services.

 

Governor John Hickenlooper
Chair

Governor Gary Herbert
Vice Chair

Cc:
President of the United States

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