© 2022 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Politics & Government

US Rep. Moolenaar says Dems must fund DHS

Moolenaar.jpg
Steve Carmody
/
Michigan Radio

U.S. Rep. John Moolenaar, R-Michigan, says it's not his party's fault if the Department of Homeland Security runs out of money.

It has to get new funding before the end of this week to stay open.

House Republicans passed a bill to fund DHS, but it had a poison pill: reversing President Obama's plans to protect millions of undocumented immigrants from deportation.

“We put language in there that says we don't want to fund illegal activities," said Moolenaar. "And a judge has even put a halt on the president's actions, so there is a legitimate question to be answered.”

A Texas federal judge temporarily blocked the president’s executive orders.

Moolenaar says now it's time for the Senate to act.

"It's very important that they move this forward and debate it and pass whatever funding they believe should be in the Department of Homeland Security."

Democrats say Republicans are putting DHS in jeopardy by tying immigration to its budget.

Related Content