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House Passes DHS Budget Legislation for Rest of FY 2015

Capitol_BuildingThe House voted 257-167 Tuesday to pass legislation that funds the Department of Homeland Security through the rest of the current 2015 fiscal year that will go to the White House for signature and end the prospect of an agency shutdown.

According to the Washington Post, the bill is a clean extension of DHS’ funding and does not contain language to undo President Barack Obama’s executive action on immigration.

The House’s vote comes a day after Senate Democrats stopped a House GOP move to form a conference committee and reconcile differences between the House and Senate on legislation to fund DHS, the Post reports.

Reuters reports the total FY 2015 spending package for DHS comes to $39.7 billion.

CNN says 75 Republicans and 182 Democrats in the House moved the bill through.

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