Congresswoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) voted today with a bipartisan majority of the House of Representatives to ensure border security programs operated by the Department of Homeland Security resume operations with full funding immediately. The Border Safety & Security Act (H.J.Res.79) passed through the House with 21 Democrats joining 228 Republicans in support.
"Once again, the House of Representatives is taking action to get government working again for the American people," Congresswoman Foxx stated. "Border security programs should be up and running as part of our country's Homeland Security system. While we wait for Senate Democrats to come to the table and negotiate a way to reopen our government and require basic fairness under Obamacare, Democrats and Republicans in the House are working together to get other parts of government functioning."
"As has been the case since we passed our first full funding resolution on September 20, the House is committed to a bipartisan solution to fully fund the federal government. But we can't do that if we're the only ones at the negotiating table or the only ones willing to contribute to a bipartisan agreement."