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Department of Homeland Security funding battle




Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, talks about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Reid suffered injuries after a violent exercise accident in December. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., accompanied by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of Calif., gestures during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, talks about the impasse over passing the Homeland Security budget because of Republican efforts to block President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration. Reid suffered injuries after a violent exercise accident in December. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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A new short term plan to avert a partial Department of Homeland Security shutdown has come into play, as as the agency's budget has become a pawn in a battle over immigration.