WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) released the following statement regarding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) funding and the President’s executive amnesty:

“For the last several weeks, I have voted five times to fund the Department of Homeland Security. As a soldier and member of both the Homeland Security Committee as well as the Armed Services Committee, I have made clear that I want to find a meaningful path forward.

“I have heard from Iowans throughout the state who adamantly oppose President Obama’s executive amnesty. I agree and voted today on legislation on behalf of Iowans to override the President’s executive amnesty.

“We must continue working toward a solution to stop this overreach by the President while also working to preserve our national security. This morning’s vote did not accomplish that in one package and I want to do what we can through this one-week continuing resolution to continue working together toward that goal before funding expires.”

The House and Senate tonight passed a continuing resolution to fund DHS for one week at current funding levels.

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