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Statement From DSCC Chair Senator Jon Tester On Maryland Senate Race

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Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement this afternoon on Senator Barbara Mikulski's announcement and the Maryland US Senate race:

Rob Portman Votes To Shut Down DHS

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With just one day left before a potential shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security, Rob Portman today voted against funding the agency and in favor of a shutdown. The bill that Portman opposed would fully fund DHS without politically motivated policy riders and passed the Senate on a bipartisan basis.

BREAKING: Ron Johnson Says No Such Thing As A DHS Shutdown

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Ron Johnson has once again stepped in it while trying to defend his support for a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security. Yesterday on the Vicki McKenna radio show, Johnson agreed with the host who said there “will be no such thing as a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security.”

Excuse me?

VIDEO: FOX News To Ron Johnson: Do Your Job, Stop Leading Us Towards DHS Shutdown

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Ron Johnson has been making the rounds on cable news, trying to publicly abdicate all responsibility for his role in driving us closer to a DHS shutdown. Today, despite chairing the Homeland Security Committee, Johnson essentially shrugged his shoulders when pushed on Fox News about his responsibility to strike a compromise.

Ron Johnson’s Shutdown Hypocrisy Worsens

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With just five days until the funding for the Department of Homeland Security expires, and local first responders in Wisconsin already dealing with the fallout from Johnson’s political games, Republicans returned from recess with no plan to keep the agency operating.

Statement From DSCC Chair Senator Jon Tester On Missouri Senate Race

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Senator Jon Tester, Chair of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, issued the following statement this morning on Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander’s announcement that he is running for Missouri’s U.S. Senate seat:

 

Johnson Refuses To Back Down Push To Shut Down DHS

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As the Republican Senate majority continues to move full speed ahead towards a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) despite the risks to national security and public safety, Ron Johnson is refusing to back down on his push to shut down the DHS. Just yesterday, Johnson urged his party to continue their political posturing:

Ron Johnson Willing To Risk Wisconsin Public Safety with DHS Shutdown

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As the Republican Senate majority inches closer to a shutdown of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with no plan in sight, Ron Johnson continues to ignore the direct consequences of a DHS shutdown to Wisconsin – including the fact that a DHS shutdown could leave local fire departments lacking funding and without necessary equipment.

Rob Portman Sets New Standard For Ridiculous Political Theater

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Facing a tough re-election fight, Rob Portman has set a new standard for ridiculous DC political theater by introducing legislation intended to prevent government shutdowns while continuing to oppose the very obvious solution that would prevent a looming shutdown at the Department of Homeland Security.

Kirk, Blunt, Boozman, Put Politics Over National Security

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At a time when our nation faces unprecedented threats, Senators Mark Kirk, Roy Blunt, and John Boozman, have once more put politics over national security in voting against Ashton Carter’s nomination to be Sec