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Pelosi: Short-Term DHS Funding Bill ‘Not a Solution’

By Emma Dumain and JM Rieger

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Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi stopped short Thursday of saying she wouldn’t vote for a stop-gap spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security if Democrats and Republicans can’t reach an agreement for long-term funding in the next two weeks. But the California Democrat, in her weekly news conference, slammed the GOP for bringing the critical agency to the brink of a shutdown when its funding expires at the end of the month. “Two months — that’s not a solution,” said Pelosi, responding to questions about whether a two-month continuation of existing DHS funding was in order, given Republicans’ resistance to remove provisions in their proposed spending bill to block President Barack Obama’s executive orders on immigration.

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