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Homeland Security Appropriations Bill Markup Postponed

Tuesday, June 14, 2016   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Julie Hill

Washington, June 13, 2016

The House Appropriations Committee has postponed the full committee markup of the fiscal year 2017 Homeland Security Appropriations bill, which was scheduled for tomorrow, June 14. The markup will now take place on Wednesday, June 22.

Chairman Hal Rogers issued the following statement on the postponement:

“The horrific act of terror in Orlando over the weekend is heartbreaking, and our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their families, and all those involved in the response and investigation.

“The Department of Homeland Security has just begun its investigation into this terrible crime. Members of Congress will be receiving briefings from the relevant agencies over the next several days. It is important for the Appropriations Committee to ensure that our legislation that funds the Department of Homeland Security reflects any emerging or future needs the Department may have. Therefore, the full committee markup of the Homeland Security Appropriations bill is postponed until next week, when more facts are available and to allow time for careful consideration of any necessary changes that may or may not be needed.”