House Democrats Forced To Pull Homeland Security Bill After Massive Blowback
House Democrats endured major blowback when they tried to put their Homeland Security spending bill up for a vote on Tuesday. Member s blasted the bill for different reasons as some Democrats thought the bill was not hard enough on Trump’s immigration tactics while others believed that the problem of immigration was treated too lightly. Progressives and centrists took the bill to task which resulted in the bill being pulled. One House Democrat aide said, “Frontline members raised serious concerns that the Homeland bill was a tough vote in swing districts because of its progressive provisions.” The aide added, “At the end of the day, frontliners are our majority makers and there is no reason to force them to take a tough vote.”
The aide also mentioned the fact that the House Democrats will still have to wrangle with Republicans in the Senate in order to keep the government open and that more than likely a stopgap will be put in place which will move funding negotiations to after the election in November.
Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard said this last week about the bill, “This is probably the most progressive Homeland Security bill that has ever been presented to the House.” She added, “It literally has everything in it that the advocates, the members, have told me over the years, had to be in the bill.”
The bill also set out to hamper Trump’s ability to use federal officers against protesters in a bid for more votes. Read more by clicking here.