Skip to comments.Senate OKs bipartisan border bill after rejecting 'poison pill' House version, as clock ticks
Posted on 06/26/2019 1:39:21 PM PDT by Innovative
The Senate on Wednesday overwhelmingly approved a bipartisan $4.5 billion bill to combat the escalating humanitarian crisis on the southern border, moments after rejecting a House version over its restrictions on enforcement efforts -- setting up a race to reconcile the two measures before Congress leaves town.
The Senate bill passed 84-8. That vote in the Republican-controlled chamber came minutes after the House version was voted down 55-37.
It's unclear what will come next. The Senate vote could put pressure on the Democrat-controlled House to pass its version before Congress breaks for the July 4 recess. Or the two chambers could try and hash out their differences in what is known as a conference committee.
Asked if they might consider this step, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., wouldn't say but vowed: "We're going to get this done."
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This package doesn't contain any money for the wall nor anything else to stem them flow of the damned INVADERS from all over the world; it only allocates more of our TAX DOLLARS to feed these ingrates and buy more beds.
That’s a lot of Dems that voted for the Senate bill. The Dems in the House will look like idiots if they don’t pass it. But what’s new?
“it only allocates more of our TAX DOLLARS to feed these ingrates and buy more beds. “
How about funding the wall and then the “situation” at the southern border would be cut by at least 50%. CONgress. Screwing the American tax payer for decades.
I thought the House version was the bad one and that did not go through in the Senate.
The GOP-e could have done this decades ago.
They are being paid to oppose it.
WE HAVE lost our freakin mind and country!!! How come the senate weren’t TOOOOOOO worried about the “CLOCK” when trump EO the freakin WALL!! I’m at my ends wit and I SWEAR President Trump will be the last republican I vote for... F the stupid socialist asses who are bent on destroying our nation and it’s jelly fish bastard republicans!!! Finis!!
Isn’t it ironic that our American “leaders” despise Free, Sovereign America and despise American Citizens? What incredible, compromised quislings. They are pathetic.
Bingo. You nailed it. This is outrageous...our money to pay for the flood of illegals pouring into the country. Can there be anything more nuts? Just turn them back!!! It’ isn’t rocket science.
I'm beginning to think that it would be a good idea for this site to have a section that explains how our government works ( all branches ), for reference, for those who either never learned this in 5th and/or 9th grade.
No....This was the Senate Bill...not the House Bill.
Blaming the wrong party....Go after the Dems...not the President. He didn’t create this immigration monster...the Dems did.
I agree with your concern, but also note that more beds means fewer catch and releases. I dont know that that makes the situation any better or worse.
Ryan and the GOP-e led around By the National Chamber of .commerce never would deal with immigration reform. Ryan was the worst.
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