Friday, September 19, 2008

Peter "Chicken Little" King

Congress Daily reports "House Republicans and Homeland Security officials sounded alarm bells Wednesday about the prospect of the Homeland Security Department operating under a continuing resolution in the new fiscal year, citing the impact that such a move would have on several programs."
"Without an appropriations bill, DHS can't move forward on plans for the border, new cybersecurity programs, grants for states and locals [and] the list goes on," King said in a statement. "It's unacceptable to have DHS in a holding pattern just because Democrats can't get their act together."

Well, that isn't exactly true now is it, Peter?
"But after the hearing, the department was unable to provide a list of specific programs that could not be started or would be seriously disrupted if the department has to operate under a CR."

Right, so it's a crisis but no specifics.
Sounds like DHS to me.

"The only effort the official could cite that might be affected is the department's ability to begin construction on a new headquarters facility in Washington, D.C."

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