(WASHINGTON EXAMINER) President Obama used a session with the nation’s governors Monday to warn of the negative economic repercussions if Congress doesn’t resolve a funding standoff for the Department of Homeland Security by the end of the week.
“Unless Congress acts, one week from now, more than 100,000 [Homeland Security] employees will show up to work without being paid,” he told the group of governors gathered at the White House.
“These are folks who, if they don’t have a paycheck ... it will have a direct impact on your economy and our national security,” he continued. “As you governors know, we can’t play politics with our national security.”
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