The battle over funding the Department of Homeland Security has pitted Republicans in the House against members of their own party in the Senate, but Sen. John McCain said that's not why voters gave the GOP control of both chambers in November.
"The American people didn't give us majority to have a fight between House and Senate Republicans. They want things done," McCain said Sunday on "Meet the Press."
The House has sent a bill to the Senate that funds DHS except for money that would enforce President Barack Obama's executive actions on immigration.
Republicans have a majority, but not large enough to prevent a filibuster by Democrats, which oppose the budget as is. The DHS budget runs out later this month, and failure to pass something before then could cause a partial shutdown of the department, which likely would be blamed on Republicans.
"We need to sit down and work this thing out, and there are ways we can address what president did was unconstitutional," McCain said. "But it is not through cutting -- shutting down the department of homeland security. It is too serious."
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