OBAMA PRESIDENCY & THE 112TH CONGRESS:
House passes homeland security budget bill
The bill passed on partisan lines, unusual for homeland security questions.
Source: CS Monitor, 6-7-12
The GOP-controlled House passed a $46 billion measure Thursday funding the Homeland Security Department, including more than $5 billion in disaster relief spending that complies with a budget agreement last summer opposed by tea party conservatives.
The 234-182 vote was unusually partisan. Homeland security programs traditionally have enjoyed widespread support, but the Obama administration issued a veto threat against the bill in a protest over unrelated budget cuts proposed by Republicans in excess of last summer’s budget and debt deal….READ MORE