Paris attack complicates Republican plans on U.S. security funding

By David Lawder WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The deadly attack in Paris this week is complicating Republican lawmakers’ plans to force a showdown with President Barack Obama over funding for the sprawling government agency that spearheads U.S. counterterrorism efforts. Several prominent Republicans said on Thursday there should be no interruption in funding for the Department of Homeland Security, which is tasked with preventing attacks on U.S. soil and with securing the country’s borders, airports and coastal waters. The agency’s funding expires on Feb. 27. …

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