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Senator on DHS Fight: ‘We Need to Get Off Our Press Releases’

By JM Rieger and Sarah Chacko

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In a fiery speech Friday morning, Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski slammed House Republicans’ latest proposal to fund the Department of Homeland Security with a three-week stopgap measure, saying lawmakers need “to get off [their] press releases.” “I say to my friends in the House, to delay this three more weeks is reckless, and it is dangerous,” the Maryland Democrat said. “What are we going to know? We’re waiting for the courts to decide? Who knows when the courts will decide?”

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