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Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 25, 2015
Debbie Stabenow, D-MI
"So that is the second shutdown I am concerned about. We could see Customs and Border Protection unable to award new contracts for new video surveillance. How many times do we talk about the need to protect the borders? But if we don’t fully fund Homeland Security, if we do what it sounds like may happen from the House, some short-term funding from last year, we will stop first responders, we will stop surveillance equipment, we will stop the ability to upgrade our Coast Guard, and we prevent and delay contracts for police and fire."
Department Of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015—Motion To Proceed—Continued February 24, 2015
Thomas Carper, D-DE
"For example, if we pass another stopgap continuing resolution, the Department will not be able to replace obsolete surveillance technology along high-risk areas of our border. We need to replace that. In addition, our Nation will have significantly fewer resources to respond to any future surges of unaccompanied minors along our southwest border. Moreover, we will put construction of a badly needed national security cutter for the Coast Guard on hold. Why does that matter? It matters because our Coast Guard fleet is aging and needs to be modernized. These ships are essential to stopping illegal trafficking off our coasts, such as drug trafficking, human trafficking, and illegal immigration—some of it in vessels that travel at speeds of greater than 50 knots."
Department Of Homeland Security Funding February 12, 2015
Thomas Carper, D-DE
"In addition, Customs and Border Protection won’t be able replace or upgrade border surveillance technology, including upgrades to obsolete remote and mobile video surveillance systems in the high-risk area of the Rio Grande Valley."
Funding Dhs February 11, 2015
Alan Lowenthal, D-CA
"If funding lapses, our Nation’s ports of entry will be severely impacted. For example, I represent the Port of Long Beach. They will not be able to upgrade their communications and their surveillance systems unless DHS continues and is able to put out grant funding. That is unacceptable and also very unwise."
Department Of Homeland Security Funding February 10, 2015
Jeanne Shaheen, D-NH
"A short-term budget would prevent Customs and Border Protection from awarding contracts for new remote video surveillance systems to detect border crossings and track threats."

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