March 03, 2015

Watson Coleman "Relieved" at House Passage of DHS Funding Bill

For Immediate Release

Contact: Courtney Cochran (202) 225-5801


Washington, DC (March 3, 2015) ― Today, Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (NJ-12), a member of the House Committee on Homeland Security, issued the following statement after the House passed H.R. 240, a clean, full-year funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, clearing it for signature by the President:

“Today, House Republicans did what they ought to have done all along, passing bipartisan legislation that will fully fund the Department of Homeland Security through the remainder of the fiscal year.  From the beginning, my Democratic colleagues and I called on Republicans to place our nation’s security over politics, and I am relieved that this is the final outcome.

“Congress has plenty of issues to work on – securing equal pay for women, focusing on the infrastructure investments that will give Americans the jobs they need, and addressing the inequities in our criminal justice system among them.  With funding for the agency tasked with keeping our country safe out of the way, I hope my colleagues on both sides of the aisle are ready to get to work on these and plenty of other issues that matter to the American people.”