Indiana’s Congressional Republicans are in a battle of words with Democratic Senator Joe Donnelly over funding for the Department of Homeland Security.
Members of the delegation have penned a letter and recorded video clips accusing Donnelly of being one of eight Democrats to hold up funding for a GOP-authored Homeland Security bill which does not include funding for the President’s recent immigration proposal.
Donnelly released a statement in response…
“It appears my colleagues are more interested in pointing fingers than solving problems. They have refused to even consider a bill that would fix our broken immigration system. They have also failed to come up with a responsible plan to fund our Department of Homeland Security. Sending a letter is easy; working in a bipartisan way to actually solve problems is harder. I know because I was a part of the bipartisan effort in 2013 to pass an immigration reform bill and, today in the Senate, there is bipartisan support for a responsible plan to fund the Department of Homeland Security. If my colleagues are as interested in solving problems as they are in scoring political points, I suggest they do the hard work.”
Donnelly staff say he voted in favor of bipartisan immigration reform in June 2013, but the House never considered that bill nor any other immigration reform bill.