nearvideo Pelosi reportedly facing a revolt by progressive Democrats, on the border funding bill
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi allegedly had a tense meeting with Democrats who think that the emergency-border-funding bill is not enough to the humanitarian crisis.
Republicans at Thursday’s high of pressure on the house to pass the Democrats, the Senate version of a $4.5 billion border bill to combat the humanitarian crisis at the southern border before Congress skips town for the 4. July break, to tense scenes on the ground and confusion about what to do next.
The Senate approved its bipartisan bill 84-8 on Wednesday, the minutes, after they rejected it, the more liberal House version of 55-37. But the bill faces significant hurdles in the house, especially among the left faction of the Democratic caucus, the fear of not doing enough to prevent that money from the road to immigration enforcement.
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While the Senate version contained some funding for the Pentagon in support of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the house bill contained neither. Republicans had accused Democrats, including the “poison pill riders”, there was also, though, the progressive Democrats, as “railing.”
House Democrats are now looking for changes, but is currently consulting on the next steps. You filed an amendment to the Senate bill that they say would improve the care for immigrant families and children.
They include measures to ensure the health and safety of people in detention, the limitation of time unaccompanied minors can spend in case of an influx of animal shelter to 90 days, and reduce funding for ICE by $ 81 million. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said in a statement, the house Democrats want to be grouped together, the two measures together in a conference committee.
“We demand to be involved in the trump administration and the Senate to do in an instant conference, the best we can for the kids before we leave for the 4 July,” she said. But it is not clear whether Congress would have time to combine the invoices before the break.
Republicans appeared in no mood to play ball, and called on house Democrats to pass it in its “clean” form which means pass the Senate — in the light that the White house has said it would sign the Senate in its current form. The White house had threatened to veto the House version.
“The Shelby-Leahy legislation unified appropriations Committee. It unified Senate. The administration would sign it into law,” Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in a statement. “So all of them are have to our in-house colleagues do to help the men, women and children on the border this week is the passing of this unification bipartisan bill and send them to the President.”
The White house said in a statement that “the only, the delay of help for the children rejected the Democrats” and threw the Democrats to work with Republicans.
“We have already negotiated, a broad-based bipartisan support. It is time for the house to pass the Democrats, the Senate and the stop delayed the financing, which was the name of this very real humanitarian crisis,” the statement said.
In an amazing spectacle, dozens of Republicans lined up in the aisles to submit a unanimous consent requests, the bill — with a shutdown every time a Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas
“The bipartisan act, the Senate adopted with 84 votes and it could be sent to the President’s Desk for his signature today,” every legislator, in turn, said.
“The Chairman has previously advised, the unanimous consent request will not be entertained,” Jackson Lee said after each request.
Heated words were exchanged, with Rep. Paul Mitchell, R-Me., accuse Democrats with a Hand control, to pass a small group of far-left legislators, and asked the Senate: “unless you decide you are going to rotate the Hammer to a fragment of their conference, to make decisions for you.”
Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass., Shot back with the accusation that the Republicans, in “antics.”
“These children, we are here to try and protect, earn more than grandstanding — is you earn, medicine, soap and clothes,” he said.
The pressure rises to the legislature in the midst of the persistent reports of poor and unsanitary conditions in prisons. The publication of the image of migrants, and his daughter found in the Rio Grande only has drowned heats up the debate at the national level.
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Republicans, meanwhile, have holes to keep the spotlight on the close of slip, and the promotion of migrants to the dangerous journey with children through Central America, to be released in the United States, the loopholes, which they say have led to hundreds of thousands of migrants arriving at the border in recent months-many of them family.
“In addition to help, Congress must close the catastrophic gaps, which are the driving force of the crisis,” Trump tweeted Wednesday. “We have to Sell incentives for the smuggling of children, trafficking of women and drugs.”
Fox News’ Chad Pergram and Mike Emanuel contributed to this report.