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PoliticsHouse Passes $4.5 Billion Border Package, Faces Tough Negotiations With Senate

17:52  26 june  2019
17:52  26 june  2019 Source:   usnews.com

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The Democratic-led House passed a $ 4 . 5 billion supplemental bill for humanitarian aid and border operations, setting up tough negotiations with the The passage is a victory for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who faced fierce pushback from liberal and Hispanic lawmakers that the

The House passed a $ 4 . 5 billion bill Tuesday night to aid migrants, with a vote of 230-195. Last week, lawyers reported on the "deplorable" conditions at a Border Patrol facility in Texas housing migrant kids, and before the vote, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) likened the situation to "child abuse

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The Democratic-led House passed a $4.5 billion supplemental bill for humanitarian aid and border operations, setting up tough negotiations with the Senate as lawmakers race against the clock before the holiday recess.

In a nearly party-line 230-195 vote, the House approved the supplemental border package to handle a surge in Central American migrants crossing at the southern border and improve the harsh, unsanitary conditions for children held in detention centers.

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Lawyers claim dangerous situation at border detention site A legal team that recently interviewed over 60 children at a Border Patrol station in Texas says a traumatic and dangerous situation is unfolding for some 250 infants, children and teens locked up for up to 27 days without adequate food, water and sanitation. A team of attorneys who recently visited the facility near El Paso told The Associated Press that three girls, ages 10 to 15, said they had been taking turns keeping watch over a sick 2-year-old boy because there was no one else to look after him. When the lawyers saw the 2-year-old boy, he wasn't wearing a diaper and had wet his pants, and his shirt was smeared in mucus.

The House approved a $ 4 . 5 billion supplemental spending bill on Tuesday night to address humanitarian issues at the U.S.-Mexico border and to provide additional funding for food, water, medical services and stronger I urge the Senate and the President to quickly move this bill forward.

House passes $ 4 . 5 billion aid bill to address the migrant surge along the US-Mexico border . The Republican-run Senate is working on its own version of the bill, and Republican President Donald Trump has vowed to veto the House legislation, with White House officials saying it would hamstring

The passage is a victory for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, who faced fierce pushback from liberal and Hispanic lawmakers that the legislation needed to include stronger protections for detained migrant children. In light of those concerns, Democratic leaders made revisions to the bill and spent two days negotiating with them to unite the caucus.

"The president would love for this bill to go down today. A vote against this bill is a vote for Donald Trump and his inhumane, outside-the-circle-of-civilized attitude toward the children," Pelosi said Tuesday. President Donald Trump has threatened to veto the House bill.

The only Democrats who opposed the legislation were freshman progressive Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Rashida Tlaib of Michigan and Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts. And only three Republicans joined Democrats in supporting the bill: Reps. Will Hurd of Texas, Chris Smith of New Jersey and Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania.

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House moves to pass Senate border bill as leaders cave to moderate Democrats and GOP Efforts by Speaker Pelosi to amend the Senate bill to add more restrictions were opposed by Senate Republicans, the White House and some moderate Democrats.

Rumble / Trending News — The U.S. House of Representatives has approved a $ 4 . 5 billion aid package to address the migrant surge along the U.S.-Mexico border , including new standards for migrants in custody after reports of young children facing squalid conditions in overcrowded shelters.

House Democrats were teeing up a vote Tuesday night on a $ 4 . 5 billion emergency border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families Both House and Senate bills ensure funding could not be shifted to Trump’s border wall and would block information on sponsors of immigrant children

The revised House bill strengthens protections for unaccompanied children in the custody of U.S. Customs and Border Protection, setting certain standards for meeting water, hygiene, nutrition and sanitation needs. The bill addresses training for personnel who interact with the children as well as access to translation services.

The legislation also reduces the amount of time migrant children can stay at arrival shelters to 90 days unless Congress is notified that they can't be transferred to a state-licensed facility due to lack of space.

House Passes $4.5 Billion Border Package, Faces Tough Negotiations With Senate© Caroline Brehman/CQ Roll Call House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., talks with reporters before attending a meeting with other House Democrats to discuss the border bill on June 25, 2019. Lawmakers are seeking to move fast before they head out of town on Thursday night for the weeklong July 4 recess. The GOP-led Senate has a competing supplemental border package that Republicans are pushing to potentially bring up before lawmakers depart for home.

‘A betrayal’: Inside the bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill

‘A betrayal’: Inside the bitter rift between Pelosi and Schumer over border bill The sudden dispute between the two most powerful Democrats in the country is remarkable given their long history of cooperation and could have serious ramifications for future legislative battles.

The House passed a $ 4 .6 billion emergency spending bill for the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, after Democratic leaders These moderates said they wanted to see the House act to address the border crisis, not get locked in a conflict with the Senate , especially with

The Democratic-majority House voted 230-195 to pass the measure, but its future is uncertain. The Republican-run Senate is working on its own version of the bill, and Republican President Donald Trump has vowed to veto the House legislation, with White House officials saying it would hamstring

Senate Republicans are hoping that the House will drop its version and support the bill in the upper chamber, which has gotten bipartisan backing. But House Democrats argue the Senate bill doesn't go far enough on protections for migrant children. And Democrats are likely to seek a compromise if the Senate also passes legislation.

"The idea here is to get a signature," said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. He added that after the Senate passes its own bill, "I'm hoping that the House will conclude that's the best way to get the problem solved, which can only happen with a signature."

But it's unclear, at this point, if and when Trump would sign it into law. The president gave Congress a two-week timeline to overhaul asylum laws or he'll resume deportation raids that he called off over the weekend. But neither bill addresses those requested changes.

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