Senate passes $4.6B emergency bill for border, at odds with House

U.S. President Donald Trump attends the announcement of the introduction of the Reforming American Immigration for a Strong Economy Act in the Roosevelt Room at the White House

Senate passes $4.6B emergency bill for border, at odds with House

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer labeled the warning "the very definition of callousness" in remarks that underscored the gap between the two sides over immigration.

But the bill faces a tough path through the Republican-controlled Senate.

Trump and Pelosi had a phone call on Wednesday to discuss reconciling the House bill with the Senate version, according to a senior Democratic aide speaking on background to reporters.

It passed mostly along party lines 230-195.

"And I do think that some of the faith-based groups did weigh in with the president, I hope so, and now we have to continue to keep that pressure on", Pelosi added.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of NY called out Trump for failing to address the crisis at the border.

It is considering a rival bill with fewer restrictions on how border agencies can spend the money. "They are holding on to each other", Schumer said. "The situation down there, as we all know, is pretty dire". "It's very far along and I believe the House is also going to also be getting together with the Senate to get something done. They are simply people fleeing a awful situation in their home country for a better life", he said.

The two chambers will have to agree on a final version of legislation to send to President Donald Trump to sign into law.

Shelby cautioned the differences "are not that small".

As The New York Times reported last week, "The bipartisan agreement, which the committee advanced 30 to 1, allocates about $2.9 billion for the care of migrant children and $1.3 billion to improve facilities at the border".

"This week we have to solve the humanitarian crisis", House of Representatives Democratic Caucus Chairman Hakeem Jeffries told reporters, predicting that the funding package would pass the House with a "strong Democratic vote". If one is not reached, the president says he'll move forward with his plans to hold immigration raids and mass deportations. They want to weaponize them to try and attack the Trump White House; what else is new?

Thune was asked if it would be tenable for Democratic and Republicans lawmakers to return home and attend Fourth of July parades and barbecues with shocking images coming out of the border now.

But Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) said, "They should take ours". Progressives like freshman Reps.

Pressley was joined by Representatives Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, and Rashida Tlaib of MI.

In a letter Monday threatening the veto, White House officials told lawmakers they objected that the House package lacked money for beds the federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency needs to let it detain more migrants. House Democrats have pushed for stricter requirements to provide better medical and housing conditions for children.

The expectation is that the Senate version of the measure would pass the chamber. "'You're scaring the children of America". "More children will die". Her arm draped around his neck. They were discovered on the Mexican side of the Rio Grande, near Matamoros, across from Brownsville, Texas.

The bodies of Salvadoran migrant Oscar Alberto Martinez Ramirez and his daughter Valeria.

"Her head tucked in a shirt".

"I have 145 judges that within another couple months, all 145 will be sitting judges, federal judges", said Trump. "These are not drug dealers or vagrants or criminals". She empathizes with people today who are fleeing to this country from unsafe situations.

"Now I realize tragedies occur all over this country, all over the world".

Six children have died since late past year after being detained by the agency along the US-Mexico border. "It's well past time".

Democratic presidential candidate Julian Castro speaks during a FOX News Channel town hall event, Thursday, June 13, 2019, in Tempe, Ariz.

"They refuse to change the asylum", he said". In one hour we could have it done.

"The human rights violations and basic violations of human decency are topics that should always be at the top of our list as Democrats, and, with this president, you do have to kind of pick the greatest hits because there's so much", said Colin Strother, a strategist who has worked with Texas border Democrats in Congress. Open borders mean crime, and open borders means people drowning in the rivers.

Senate Homeland Security Chairman Ron Johnson of Wisconsin appeared to choke up when referring to the photo during a Senate immigration hearing. "At its a very unsafe thing".

"I don't want to see another picture like that on the US border", he said.

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