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General Category => Immigration => Topic started by: rangerrebew on June 18, 2019, 08:42:15 AM

Title: McConnell teases Senate vote on emergency border funding while House conservatives keep pressure on
Post by: rangerrebew on June 18, 2019, 08:42:15 AM

McConnell teases Senate vote on emergency border funding while House conservatives keep pressure on Dems
Nate Madden   · June 17, 2019 

As the crisis at the southern border drags on, congressional Republicans in both chambers are putting pressure on their Democratic colleagues to give President Trump the emergency funding he’s requested to deal with it.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced Monday morning on Fox News that he would bring up the administration’s $4.5 billion emergency border funding for a vote, putting Senate Democrats on record.

“I’m going to bring it up free-standing next week and see if they really aren’t interested in dealing with this mass of humanity that we have to take care of at the border,” McConnell said on Fox & Friends. “What’s the objection? This is not about the wall but about the humanitarian crisis.”

https://www.conservativereview.com/news/mcconnell-teases-senate-vote-emergency-border-funding-house-conservatives-keep-pressure-dems/ (https://www.conservativereview.com/news/mcconnell-teases-senate-vote-emergency-border-funding-house-conservatives-keep-pressure-dems/)