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Newhouse Votes to Send Supplemental Border Bill to the President’s Desk

June 27, 2019
Press Release
Bill provides resources to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) released the following statement after voting to approve the supplemental appropriations package to address the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. The bill was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate by a vote of 84-8 Wednesday evening. Today, the House voted to concur with the Senate amendment by a bipartisan vote of 305-102. The bill now heads to the President’s desk for signature.

“It has been 58 days since President Trump requested emergency funding to address the humanitarian crisis at the border, and my Republican colleagues and I have been calling on House leadership to provide sufficient funding to care for the increasing number of migrants arriving at our southern border,” said Rep. Newhouse. “After playing politics with this critical funding by passing a bill that would make the crisis even worse, I am glad Speaker Pelosi finally allowed House Members to vote on the bipartisan bill, which was overwhelmingly passed by the Senate last night. The supplemental appropriations bill I voted for will provide resources for federal law enforcement to continue to secure our border and provide humane accommodations for the children and families seeking asylum in the United States.”

 

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