After Rancorous Border Fight, Congress Faces Funding Deadlines

Posted on AllSides July 8th, 2019
From The Center
federal funding, border control

Lawmakers return to the Capitol this week, with lingering acrimony among Democrats and Republicans expected to hover over debates on legislation and passage of spending bills needed to avoid a government shutdown.

House Democrats left Washington at the end of June riven by negotiations over a $4.6 billion bill funding humanitarian aid for migrants at the southern border. More Republicans than Democrats supported the legislation in the House when it passed last month. Rep. Mark Pocan (D., Wis.) called centrist Democrats “the Child Abuse Caucus” for backing the Senate-passed border...

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