Congresswoman Norma Torres

Representing the 35th District of California
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Rep. Torres Statement on Homeland Security Funding Bill

January 14, 2015
Press Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                      Contact:  Anna González
January 13, 2015                                                                            Phone: (202) 225 - 6161



WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Norma J. Torres (D-CA), newly-appointed member of the House Homeland Security Committee, released the following statement regarding the FY2015 Homeland Security Appropriations Act:


“At a time when our national security faces unprecedented threats at home and abroad, playing politics with Department of Homeland Security funding is downright reckless.  The amendments Republicans have proposed would tear apart millions of families, deport DREAMers and victims of domestic violence, force immigration officials to divert resources away from deporting felons and those who threaten our national security, and perpetuate a system that hurts American communities, businesses, and families.


The President took action, because House Republicans wouldn’t.  If Republicans were truly concerned about immigration, they would put forth their own ideas to fix our broken immigration system.  Holding Homeland Security funds hostage, so they can voice their displeasure with the President’s actions, is not responsible governing. 


It’s time to put politics aside, pass a clean DHS funding bill, and work together to address the challenges facing our nation.”