Homeland Security is of the utmost important to Congressman Doug LaMalafa but he is not a proponent of the President Obama’s stance on immigration. LaMalfa is not alone as many republican leaders have been vocal about not funding the President’s apparent illegal action on immigration.
In December, Congress approved the appropriated funds for Homeland Security in order to continue to operate, however, they included a Continuing Resolution to limit funding for the immigration portion of the bill.
The continuing resolution expires at the end of February, and the House does not want to let the Department of Homeland Security to go unfunded because it has to be at the ready if a true threat were to attack the country.
A recent court decision in Texas upholds the concept that the President acted unconstitutionally. LaMalfa says that along with the court’s decisions, public polling points towards not allowing funding the President’s action.
The Congressman says that the House has done its job and moved the spending bill forward. If there is a delay, it is on the Senate not wanting to, or willing to, take action.