The Senate on Wednesday voted against the House bill to allocate $4.5 billion for humanitarian aid on the border, saying that too many requirements were added at the last minute to appease far-left House members, according to the Daily Caller.
After voting 55-37 against the measure, the Senate overwhelmingly passed its own bipartisan aid bill 84-8 on Thursday. The two chambers now need to reconcile their bills before a July 4 recess that is scheduled to begin on Saturday.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) didn’t say whether the Senate would pressure the house to pass its bill or the two bills would go to a conference committee. He did say, “We’re going to get this done.”
The bills were a response to reports that children were not getting adequate treatment at border facilities and that facilities were being stretched beyond their capacity with the huge influx of immigrants flooding the border.
President Donald Trump, who would still have to sign a final bill, says he wants to see provisions that will slow the flow of immigrants rather than just triage the ones coming in.
Read the full story here.