House Said to Vote Tonight on Avoiding Department of Homeland Security Shutdown


A Transportation Security Administration (TSA) sign stands at Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Feb. 25, 2015.

Photographer: Andrew Harrer/Bloomberg

The House of Representatives will vote tonight on a one-week funding bill to avoid a shutdown of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, according to a congressional aide.

The Senate passed the measure earlier Friday, just hours before the agency’s funding is due to expire at midnight.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, said members of her party should back the one-week extension.

Earlier Friday, the House was unable to pass a three-week spending measure because 52 of Speaker John Boehner’s majority Republicans refused to support it.

A one-week extension would punt a fight over immigration policy into next week.

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