This is coming down to RAW PARTISAN POLITICS. Yesterday the Senate overwhelmingly approved President Trump's emergency border funding request. But Pelosi and the House Democrats are refusing to let President Trump win on anything -- even the necessary are reasonable request to help with the crisis at the border.
Grassfire just updated our "SUPPORT TRUMP'S BORDER FUNDING" FAXFIRE to reach key GOP Senators -- including RINOs like Sen. Romney who have resisted the President at just about every turn. If GOP Senators stand firm, Pelosi will not be able to block another win for President Trump.Read more
The Senate is expected to vote in the next 24-48 hours on a $4.5 billion emergency funding package to help The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) deal with the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding on our southern border.
Many Democrats are vowing to derail any bill that gives President Trump a perceived "win" regarding his administration's border and immigration policies.
Tuesday night, following intense negotiations between House Speaker Pelosi and the House Progressive and Hispanic caucuses, lawmakers approved a funding bill 230-195 that the White House says is DOA.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has warned that the Office of Refugee Resettlement, operated by HHS, could run out of funds in weeks unless Congress approves the emergency funding they need to deal with the massive humanitarian crisis unfolding on our southern border. Last month, President Trump requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help fund HHS and ICE in dealing with the crisis.
Democrats are refusing to give President Trump a "win" on anything border related.Read more
The Senate and House are expected to take up competing bills this week to provide $4.5 billion in emergency funding to help alleviate the massive humanitarian crisis on our southwest border. The Senate bill, as it's currently crafted, corresponds more closely with the Trump administration's request for funding. The House bill contains numerous "oversight" restrictions and major differences in allocations, as reported by TheHill.com:
"The House and Senate bills both provide the administration with more than $4.5 billion, including new money to help shore up a Health and Human Services (HHS) unaccompanied children program set to run out of money. But they split over the details, including money for the Pentagon, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and Customs and Border Protection (CBP)."
The House bill does not include any Defense Department funding. It also doesn’t include $61 million to address a pay shortfall or $3.7 million in overtime costs for ICE. It also includes myriad restrictions on how funds can and cannot be used, and reinstates hundreds of millions of dollars in aid to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras after the administration slashed funding last week."Read more
The Senate and House Appropriations Committees have both approved $4.5 billion in emergency funding measures to help alleviate the massive humanitarian crisis on our southwest border. Both bills are scheduled to be voted on next week ahead of their July 4 recess.
The differences in the two measures are the way the funds are allocated. The Senate bill corresponds more closely with the Trump administration's requests. The Democrat-controlled House measure contains stringent oversight demands and allocates fewer dollars to Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), an agency that remains in the Democrats' cross hairs.Read more
The illegal invasion and Democrat obstruction has created a massive humanitarian crisis on the U.S. side of the border. President Trump has requested $4.5 billion in emergency funding to deal with this crisis while he continues to press for more border security to stop the flow of illegal immigration.
Yesterday, the GOP-led Senate Appropriations Committee approved the $4.5 billion in supplemental funding. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell plans to have the full Senate vote on the bill next week before their July 4th recess. As a shot across the bow to Democrats, Leader McConnell said of the crisis and pending vote...Read more