Now, its' bad enough that both houses can't agree on what needs to be done - the House did its' job, passing a DHS funding bill sans' the 2014 immigration executive action, while the Senate, thanks to Searchlight Harry and Company, blocked four successive attempts to pass a similar bill - the worse part about the House vote above is that, depending on the news reports, almost a quarter of the House GOP conference voted against the stopgap funding bill, a major slap-in-the-face to Speaker Boehner and Company.The House has rejected a stopgap spending bill for the Homeland Security Department with just hours to go before a midnight deadline to fund the agency or see it begin to partially shut down. The surprise 224-203 defeat of the legislation was a major embarrassment for House GOP leaders. Next steps were not immediately clear. (AP)
However, don't believe all the hype about DHS actually shutting down...according to many of the same reports as above, only about 30,000 DHS officials will be sent home; the rest - about 200,000 or so - will remain as 'essential personnel', required to work through the shutdown but w/out pay.