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Homeland Security funding still up in the air

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders on Thursday floated a plan to pass a short-term bill that would fund the Department of Homeland Security, avert a partial shutdown and prompt negotiations with the Senate, which is poised to pass its own measure to fund the agency The leadership pitched the plan in a closed-door meeting with House Republicans. The party's conservative wing is livid over Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to hold a vote Friday on a DHS bill without provisions to block President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration. House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, outlined a three-week DHS funding measure, which would buy House and Senate lawmakers enough ...

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