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Some Republican Governors Back Homeland Security Showdown

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Several Republican governors, including Mary Fallin, are urging GOP congressional leaders to stand firm against legislation funding the Department of Homeland Security if the bill doesn't also overturn President Barack Obama's executive action on immigration.

Governors in both parties in Washington this weekend warned of economic and security concerns should Congress fail to resolve its latest budget standoff. 

Homeland Security's $40 billion budget runs out Feb. 27, giving federal lawmakers only a few days to reach an agreement once they return from recess next week.

A handful of high-profile Republicans say that stopping what they see as Obama's unconstitutional power grab may be as important as resolving the funding dispute. The White House last week postponed plans to shield more than 4 million immigrants from deportation after a Texas judge blocked the effort.

According to The Guardian,

Homeland Security funding “is very important to not only our nation, but to our individual states because of our military installations – especially at a time that there are so many threats around the world with ISIS and other terrorist groups,” said Oklahoma governor Mary Fallin, a Republican. “We hope that Congress will be able to find a resolution to get DHS funding passed, but we also know there are concerns and questions about immigration and the president’s powers.”

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