Homeland Security


  • Leadership-allied group's ads thank GOP lawmakers Friday, 6 Mar 2015 | 11:51 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— A political group that backs House Republican leaders started running television and online ads Friday to thank GOP lawmakers who voted this week for a bill funding the Homeland Security Department. The bulk of the latest effort is being spent on broadcast TV ads praising four House Republicans: Renee Ellmers of North Carolina, Susan Brooks and...

  • US House to vote on stripped down security bill Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 11:09 AM ET
    John Boehner

    John Boehner said the House would vote later on Tuesday on a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security for the rest of the fiscal year.

  • Boehner prepared to move clean DHS funding bill  Tuesday, 3 Mar 2015 | 9:40 AM ET

    CNBC's Eamon Javers gives an update on John Boehner's latest plan for on the House vote on a clean DHS funding bill.

  • WASHINGTON— Bitterly admitting defeat, the Republican-controlled Congress sent legislation to President Barack Obama on Tuesday that funds the Department of Homeland Security without any of the immigration-related concessions they demanded for months. Obama promised to sign the bill as soon as he received it, while criticizing Congress for taking "far...

  • GOP risks backlash from Obamacare case: Poll Monday, 2 Mar 2015 | 3:19 PM ET
    Speaker of the House John Boehner.

    Republicans could be viewed unfavorably if HealthCare.gov subsidies were ruled illegal by the Supreme Court, a poll found.

  • WASHINGTON— Speaker John Boehner left open the possibility Monday that the House might pass long-term funding for the Homeland Security Department without immigration provisions attached, as Republican options dwindled for avoiding a capitulation to the White House and Democrats. Boehner declined to say over the weekend if he would permit a vote on the...

  • Homeland Security gets one-week funding lifeline Saturday, 28 Feb 2015 | 7:28 AM ET

    Republicans only narrowly manage to avert a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the New York Times reports.

  • House Roll Call: Approving 1-week DHS funding bill Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 10:25 PM ET

    The 357-60 roll call Friday by which the House approved a bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for one week. The bill goes to President Barack Obama for his signature. Republicans— Aderholt, X; Brooks, N; Byrne, Y; Palmer, N; Roby, Y; Rogers, Y.

  • CNBC update: Ira Rennert owes $118M in damages  Friday, 27 Feb 2015 | 4:30 PM ET

    The House GOP works on stopgap measure to fund DHS, Southwest Airlines continues plane inspections and New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have unclaimed money in Massachusetts, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • Senate Dems using DHS funding for blackmail: Boehner  Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:30 AM ET

    House Speaker John Boehner accuses Senate Democrats of refusing to bring a bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security up for debate. He also explains his invitation to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu.

  • Homeland Security funding has come down to this Thursday, 26 Feb 2015 | 11:26 AM ET
    The Senate Democratic Caucus, led by Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., center, gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill, Feb. 24, 2015, to urge Republicans to support a "clean bill" to fund the Homeland Security Department.

    Democrats signed on to a Senate Republican plan to avoid a partial shutdown of DHS, putting pressure on House Republicans to accept.

  • Boehner on Homeland: House in 'wait-and-see mode' Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 10:24 AM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Speaker John Boehner says he's waiting for the Senate to act on legislation to fund the Homeland Security Department ahead of Friday's midnight deadline. Speaking to reporters Wednesday, Boehner declined to offer his opinion of a proposal by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell that would fund the department without contentious...

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  • It is sponsored by the federal Department of Homeland Security, the FBI and the Federal Emergency Management Agency and is the largest of more than a dozen such exercises held in cities around the country over the last several years, Mayor Steven Fulop said. The location of the conference, at the Goldman Sachs building that dominates the waterfront across the...

  • Calling for cooperation, Obama engages in confrontation Wednesday, 25 Feb 2015 | 3:13 AM ET

    Sensing a Republican retreat, Obama is headlining a Miami town hall on Wednesday, enlisting his Latino base of support to increase pressure on GOP lawmakers who want to tie spending on the Homeland Security Department to repeal of his immigration executive actions. Indeed, Obama on Tuesday summoned a bipartisan group of lawmakers to the White House for a...

  • CNBC update: Russia's 'propaganda campaign'  Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 PM ET

    Sec. of State John Kerry is saying Russia is engaging in the most extensive propaganda campaign since the height of the Cold War, and a sinkhole swallowed two pedestrians, reports CNBC's Sue Herera.

  • GOP considers short-term Homeland Security funding Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 8:28 AM ET
    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks from his office in the U.S. Capitol to the Senate chamber to open debate on a funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security February 23, 2015 in Washington, DC.

    As the deadline looms for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, the Senate looks to a short-term extension.

  • Obama: US security funding lapse will hit economy Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 3:27 AM ET

    President Barack Obama warned on Monday that a partial shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security would hurt the U.S. economy.

  • WASHINGTON— The Senate's top Republican shifted tactics Tuesday to try to free up stalled legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security in advance of a Friday midnight deadline. "But... we can't do that until we fully fund the Department of Homeland Security. Tuesday's developments did little to clear up the impasse over immigration that is...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 23- A short-term funding extension for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security gained ground on Monday among Senate Republicans as a possible option to deal with a stalled spending bill and a Friday deadline looming for a partial shutdown of the agency. The Senate failed for a fourth time to advance a $39.7 billion bill to fund the agency that...