Conservative lawmaker:  We need to be louder in DHS funding battle
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House Republicans who have opposed measures to fund the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) because they haven't also rolled back President Obama's executive action on immigration need to be louder, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-Ohio) said Sunday.

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"We haven't made the case strong enough. We know it's unconstitutional and we know it's unfair," Jordan said on CNN's "State of the Union."

Jordan, the chairman of the new conservative House Freedom Caucus, was among conservative lawmakers who signed a letter last week to Speaker John BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader Scaramucci compares Trump to Jonestown cult leader: 'It's like a hostage crisis inside the White House' MORE (R-Ohio) urging him to not cave on the DHS funding issue.

"We do want to fund that agency. We understand the terrorist threat out there," Jordan maintained, challenging Senate Minority Leader Harry ReidHarry Mason ReidHarry Reid warns Trump 'can be reelected' Homeland Security Republican accuses Navy of withholding UFO info Poll: 47 percent back limits on Senate filibuster MORE (D-Nev.) to allow the Senate and House to reconcile plans, potentially including defunding Obama's actions.

The House passed a one-week measure to fund DHS late Friday, setting up another debate over the issue in the coming week.

"We're willing to sit down and try to work out the differences. That's all we're asking for," Jordan said.

The conservative lawmaker played down a potential coup against BoehnerJohn Andrew BoehnerBoehner reveals portrait done by George W. Bush Meadows to be replaced by Biggs as Freedom Caucus leader Scaramucci compares Trump to Jonestown cult leader: 'It's like a hostage crisis inside the White House' MORE should the Speaker introduce a "clean" funding bill for DHS that does not include measures to roll back Obama's executive actions, saying he was "most interested" in upholding the Constitution.

"That's not gonna happen. That's not the issue."