U.S. Homeland Security Isn’t Affected by Debt-Ceiling Showdown
“U.S. Homeland Security workers protecting borders and guarding against terrorists won’t be affected by a possible federal government shutdown in the event that Congress fails to raise the federal debt ceiling.
“We continue to operate regardless of any budget debt ceiling,” Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano said today at a press briefing in Vienna. “We are exceptional and necessary, so our operations continue.” “