Friday, August 1, 2014

House Revives, Approves Border Crisis Bill, As Obama Vows to Act Alone

House Revives, Approves Border Crisis Bill

           (from l to r) Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Speaker John Boehner, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid

The House late Friday revived and approved a Republican-authored border crisis bill after the GOP came together to revive this bill.  The House legislation was approved by a 223-189 vote.  The new bill seeks additional funding for the National Guard and includes policy changes meant to speed the deportation of illegal immigrant children surging through our borders.  A separate Senate bill died on a procedural vote a day earlier.  The Senate is now on recess and no more votes are expected until early September.  President Obama has vowed to act alone on this issue.  Click on to read the story.

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