Rogers urges action on security bill - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Rogers urges action on security bill

U.S. Congressman Harold "Hal" Rogers is urging his fellow lawmakers to get back to work on the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.

During a speech on the House floor Friday, the Republican from Kentucky's Fifth District said he was, in his words, "very concerned" that a compromise between the House and Senate versions of the bill has not been reached.

Rogers says lawmakers have instead given priority to Congress' own budget.

He called the situation a "sad state of affairs" and said Congress should "demand that instead of first paying ourselves ... we complete our work on this vital security spending bill."

Rogers is a member of the House Appropriations Committee and a ranking member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security. He is serving his 15th term in Congress.

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