Three-week Homeland Security Funding Bill Fails In House

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A bill to fund the Homeland Security Department for three weeks failed in the House of Representatives on Friday. Funding for the department, which includes the U.S. Border Patrol and the Coast Guard, expires at midnight. Republicans have tried to use the Homeland Security funding debate to overturn President Barack Obama's executive orders on immigration, but Democrats have blocked GOP efforts. If the department partially shuts down, Transportation and Security Administration officers at airports and Border Patrol agents would report to work but wouldn't be paid.

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