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House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid


Added 06-26-19 07:07:02am EST - “President Trump has threatened to veto the measure in favor of a Senate Republican version of the bill that would include about $50 million more for immigration courts.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “House Passes $4.5 Billion In Emergency Border Aid”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

A sign is posted outside the U.S. Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, earlier this week, where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

A sign is posted outside the U.S. Border Patrol station in Clint, Texas, earlier this week, where lawyers reported that detained migrant children were held unbathed and hungry.

The House Democratic leadership pushed through a $4.5 billion emergency aid package late Tuesday to help thousands of migrants packed into overcrowded facilities at the U.S.-Mexico border, but it's unlikely to get a hearing in the Republican-controlled Senate.

The measure passed by a 230-195 vote mostly along party lines, with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tamping down a last-minute revolt by members of her party's progressive caucus who had sought, among other things, to ban private shelter contractors who failed to provide a basic level of food, hygiene items and medical care to migrants under their care.

"Every member of this body has a sacred moral obligation to protect the human rights and the lives of vulnerable families, no matter who they are or from where they came," Pelosi said ahead of the vote.

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