Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Congresswoman Martha McSally Only AZ Republican Who Voted AYE to Fund Homeland Security

Without the provisions de-funding Obama's immigration-related executive actions. The measure passed, 257-167, and funds DHS through September 30. Arizona's Rep. Martha McSally (R-CD2) was the only Republican in the House to vote "aye". Matt Salmon was joined by Republican Reps. Paul Gosar, David Schweikert and Trent Franks in voting 'NO". Arizona Democrats Reps. Raul Grijalva, Ruben Gallego, Ann Kirkpatrick and Kyrsten Sinema voted for the measure joined by Republican Martha McSally.

McSally sent out his press release as her excuse for voting to fund Obama's Executive Order on illegal immigration. 

March 3, 2015 

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Representative Martha McSally today released the following statement after the House voted to ensure funding for the Department of Homeland Security:
“The first and highest priority of the federal government is to keep Americans safe, and, right now, we face greater threats to our country than I’ve ever seen. Allowing funding for our critical homeland security assets to lapse would not only be irresponsible and harm many families in Southern Arizona, it would put our national security at risk at an increasingly dangerous time.”
“The President clearly overreached with his executive actions, and Congress should act to stop his overreach, but not by putting the safety of Americans at risk. As I’ve continually stated, Congress needs to do its job by securing our border and revamping our legal immigration system so it aligns with our economic needs. I will continue to work with my colleagues to find solutions that will improve security along our border, fix our broken immigration system, and make our communities safer.”
Today’s legislation provides funding for the Department of Homeland Security including Customs and Border Patrol agents and passed the House 257-167. Last week, Rep. McSally wrote in USA Today about the importance of keeping our national security assets funded, which can be read HERE