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The partisan showdown over a $4.5 billion border aid package rumbled on Thursday morning, as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and House Democrats planned a vote on an amended proposal providing explicit protections to migrant children in the face of opposition from the White House and Senate Republicans.
Negotiators are facing a tight deadline to break the impasse, as Congress is poised to leave Washington at week’s end for a long July 4 recess. President Trump and Senate Republicans are urging immediate enactment of the Upper Chamber’s bill — passed Wednesday with overwhelming bipartisan support — while House liberals are demanding additional language ensuring the administration uses the allotted money to safeguard the children and families crossing the border.
The article goes on to state the following:
The debate is squeezing Democratic leaders between progressives demanding stricter standards at migrant holding facilities and a time crunch to reach a deal before funding runs out in early July.
“It’s not about more money,” Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said during a press briefing in the Capitol. “It’s about more accountability and standards.”
House Democrats unveiled a set of changes that would amend the Senate’s $4.5 billion package that would provide resources for agencies handling the influx of migrants at the southern border. The Senate passed a bipartisan border aid package by a vote of 84-8 on Wednesday, which came a day after House Democrats passed their own bill that includes more restrictions for treatment of migrants at shelters, following reports of overcrowded and unsanitary conditions. But the original House-passed bill failed in the Senate, 37-55.
“The Senate bill is a good bill. But this is a better bill,” House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-N.Y.) said.
— The Hill (@thehill) June 27, 2019
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