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On June 6, 2012, Congressman Harold “Hal” Rogers (KY-05) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives regarding the Fiscal Year 2013 Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Appropriations bill. The bill strengthens America’s homeland security efforts by prioritizing front-line Coast Guard, Secret Service, and Border Patrol operations, while at the same time reducing government spending. The bill provides $39.1 billion in discretionary funding for DHS, a decrease of $484 million below last year’s level and a decrease of $393 million below the President’s request.

“We face constant reminders that the war on terror is far from over. Our freedom isn’t free, and we cannot skimp on our national security if we want to stay vigilant and – most importantly – safe,” stated Rogers. “This legislation is proof that we can do more with less – a reduction in spending coupled with reforms to encourage efficiency and sustainability will help get us on a stronger fiscal path.”

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Rogers has served Kentucky’s 5th Congressional District since 1981. With a focus on economic development, job creation, fighting illegal drugs and preserving southern and eastern Kentucky’s natural treasures, he has a reputation for listening to his constituents and fighting for the region he represents. For more information, visit