Washington, DC—Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate passed the Homeland Security Appropriations bill, 89-4:
“Democrats have delivered on yet another promise to make America more secure following years of this Administration’s failed policies that have led to a stronger Al Qaeda and an increase in worldwide terror attacks. This strong Homeland Security Appropriations bill invests more than $40 billion in the nation’s highest-priority security projects – $5 billion more than the President proposed.
“This important bill will strengthen our borders; ensure first responders have the tools they need to do their jobs; and enhance security at our airports, ports and mass transit facilities. We call on the President to work with us to make America more secure by dropping his misguided veto threats and signing this bill into law.”