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House Republicans (Finally) Pass Border Bill; Senate Democrats Vacation While Children Die

Well, it took a little doing, but my prediction finally came true. The House managed to pass a Border Supplemental Bill, days late, far short of the money the President asked for, and jammed to overflowing with conservative red meat.

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Posted in Democratic Party, Domestic Policy, House of Representatives, Immigration, Republican Party, Senate

Senate Moves Mikulski Bill

Surprising me more than maybe– I told you guys yesterday it wasn’t going to happen– 11 Republicans voted with Democrats to lift the Mikulski Border Bill over the first procedural hurdle. The sense of the Republican caucus is they oppose

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House Schedules Vote on Border Bill

The House today published their bill on supplemental funding for the border crisis, setting up a Thursday vote. The total package is $659 million, less than half the original $1.5 billion proposal, and several orbital radii from the President’s $3.7

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Posted in Congress, Courts, Domestic Policy, House of Representatives, Immigration, Senate

GOP Moving on Border Bill

Just up from Politico, following the scheduled Friday morning meeting of the House Republican Caucus, GOP leadership is “cautiously confident”  they will be able to floor a bill next week. During the meeting the wave of conservative outrage expected was

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