The U.S. Senate just said ‘yes’ to President Trump. High-ranking senators are about to give him a $4.5 billion deal, but it could still have a rocky road ahead.
Leaders on the Senate Appropriations committee have signed off on the massive funding package to address our border crisis. Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL) and Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT) worked out the details.
The deal, which is expected to go before the full committee soon, quickly followed by a vote on the Senate floor, appropriates funds for more shelters — particularly for unaccompanied minors — but that’s not all.
The White House has also requested money for processing new arrivals, increasing the number of detention beds, and continuing crucial investigations. Democrats, eager to make everything about politics, might not bite.
“President Trump’s proposal had some things that are very needed, which we would support, had some things that are off the table, and some things that would be in a gray area,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.
The New York Democrat continued: “I’d like to see some kind of action that deals with the humanitarian crisis and can pass both the Senate and the House because we got to get it done.”
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