Feb 26, 2015

Contact Your Congressperson: Fund the Department of Homeland Security

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is days away from closing its doors should Congress fail to pass a short term spending bill to fund the agency beyond February 27, 2015. If Congress is unable to pass legislation on the matter, 30,000 DHS employees will be out of work, at least temporarily.  To make matters worse, a large portion of DHS employees facing furloughs have been deemed ‘essential,’ meaning they must report to work despite the fact that they may not be compensated for their work. The shutdown could affect NAGE / IBPO, EMS and IAEP members who work for DHS and we are taking the matter very seriously. 

It has been rumored that some members in the US House of Representatives are trying to leverage the threat of a DHS shutdown to get President Obama’s executive action on immigration reversed.  Regardless of the underlying reasons as to why a spending bill has not yet to be passed, DHS employees cannot afford another shutdown. 

NAGE needs YOU to reach out to your Congressperson and urge them to pass a spending bill to avoid negative impacts of shutting down DHS. We have only 16 days before the shutdown affects the livelihoods of our hard-working federal employees. For too long, Congress has used dedicated federal employees as pawns in a political chess game and the buck needs to stop here!
Please use the link below to find your Congressional Representative.
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Find your Representative:http://www.house.gov/representatives/find/

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