Department of Homeland Security shutdown avoided today since Republican leadership backed down from battling President Obama on his immigration executive action. House Speaker Boehner introduced a “clean” funding bill today that had no mention of reversing or battling President Obama immigration executive action. The bill passed the House of Representatives and Senate and is on its way to the President’s desk for signature and passage into law. The Homeland Security Shutdown avoided today means that Republicans will not face a backlash from the public. Many federal workers were relieved that the Homeland Security Shutdown avoided and they will not miss any paychecks.