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Womack Statement on Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement in response to the passage of the fiscal year (FY) 2015 Homeland Security Appropriations bill (H.R. 240), which provides $39.7 billion in discretionary funding for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), prioritizes the security of our border and counterterrorism efforts, and protects us from threats at home and abroad. Notably, H.R. 240 as passed includes five amendments which address the President’s recent executive action on immigration by narrowly focusing on defunding these unconstitutional, illegal executive actions in their entirety.

After passage, Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) released the following statement:

“President Obama’s unilateral actions on immigration were an attempt to legislate from the Oval Office and overstepped his constitutional enumerated powers. In December, House Republicans made a promise to the American people to stop this blatant overreach when reinforcement arrived in the Senate, and I applaud the passage of this bill, which makes good on that promise with careful cuts and tough policy changes.”

The full text of the bill can be found here, and additional information on the amendments can be found here.

Congressman Steve Womack represents Arkansas’s Third Congressional District and serves on the House Appropriations Defense, Financial Services and General Government, and Labor-Health and Human Services subcommittees and the House Committee on the Budget.


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