Irresponsible: Senate Democrats Block House Measure to Keep Americans Safe |

WASHINGTON – House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) today issued the following statement after Senate Democrats blocked consideration of H.R. 4038, American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act, which passed the House in November with a bipartisan, veto-proof majority:

“By blocking this measure, Senate Democrats are making it that much harder for us to keep Americans safe. Their vote is irresponsible in a time of grave threats. Even the administration’s top law-enforcement officials say there are gaps in our refugee program that terrorists can exploit. Our approach balances security and compassion, and it was backed by a veto-proof majority in the House. We will continue to look for common ground to protect the homeland and defeat the threat posed by ISIS and radical Islamic terror.”