The DCCC sent a Saturday fundraising email stating, wrongly, that DHS had shut down.
"They all work in your states," he said of the 100,000 workers who could be affected.
Republicans are predicting significant defections on their side of the aisle.
Days before deadline, negotiators are clashing over terrorism insurance.
The bill is final chance for lobbyists, lawmakers to find a vehicle for their priorities.
Earnest said he wouldn't discuss whether President Obama would veto the funding bill.
The 219-197 vote was largely symbolic as the measure is headed for certain death in Senate.
A top Senate Dem says the upper chamber will likely have to accept the House bill.
Supporters of the program are banking Tea Party critics won’t risk a shutdown.
Leaders known they can't control all their members, they can only hope to contain them.
Lawmakers will consider stopgap government funding and arming Syrian rebels to fight ISIS.
House Democratic leaders are in wait-and-see mode on a funding measure.
His comments come as House GOP prepares to vote on short-term DHS funding bill.
OPINION | Another fresh-faced senator has captured the government shutdown spotlight.
The two- or three-day measure would buy time for Congress to move a broader bill.
Lawmakers are racing to pass a spending bill and avoid a government shutdown.
House conservatives are griping that Speaker Boehner is putting the squeeze on them.
Boehner said he expects some Democrats to help pass the spending package.
Boehner stops short of saying GOP needs Dem votes to pass bill.
Conservative lawmakers oppose funding the government through next September.
Congress must pass a spending bill by Dec. 12 to avoid a shutdown.
House GOP is considering how to fund government while limiting immigration reform.
House Republicans will huddle at 9 a.m. Thursday morning to plot a way forward.
Jeff Zients says Congress will "put its head down" and pass a continuing resolution.