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Tue Jun 25, 2019, 10:08 PM

House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)The House of Representatives voted by 230-195 on Tuesday to approve $4.5 billion in aid for the growing crisis at the US southern border -- a vote that followed Democratic infighting over the package and a White House veto threat.

House Democratic leaders had worked to quell a progressive rebellion and secured passage after making several updates to the measure in response to concerns within the caucus, but the White House has already said it "strongly opposes" the legislation and it is not clear whether the House and Senate will be able to reach an agreement the President will sign off on.

The Senate has a bipartisan bill that would allocate $4.59 billion for the border crisis and advanced out of the Senate Appropriations Committee on a 30-1 vote last week. But the proposal has significant differences with the House bill, adding to the uncertainty over whether a deal can be reached.

The progressive pushback against the bill was an unexpected wrinkle in the race to get the legislation passed and signed into law before a key agency -- the Office of Refugee Resettlement -- runs out of money at the end of the month.

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/06/25/politics/house-vote-border-funding/index.html



Only four Democrats voted against the Democratic majority and with the republicans:

Omar
Ocasio-Cortez
Pressley
Tlaib

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Reply House passes border aid bill despite White House veto threat (Original post)
George II Jun 2019 OP
crazytown Jun 2019 #1
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #2
George II Jun 2019 #3
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #4
sheshe2 Jun 2019 #5
crazytown Jun 2019 #7
George II Jun 2019 #10
crazytown Jun 2019 #11
JustABozoOnThisBus Jun 2019 #8
crazytown Jun 2019 #6
still_one Jun 2019 #9

Response to George II (Original post)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 12:17 AM

1. Stunt dissent

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Wed Jun 26, 2019, 05:53 PM

2. I am not understanding Omar's dissent.

"Right now, we are not rising to the moment. Children are dying at the hands of our own government," Omar said in a statement explaining her opposition to the bill. "Thousands are being held indefinitely in cages. They're being forced to sleep on the floor, and denied basic necessities like soap and toothpaste."


Yes we know all this. So is it better to do nothing and let more children die ? She was the only one quoted at your link. I sure would like a better explanation for this from her and the rest.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #2)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 05:56 PM

3. Right, so here's a Democratic bill that will fund basic necessities like soap and toothpaste....

....and beds, but for some reason a handful of Democrats voted against it. It defies logic and shows no concern for those children.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 06:03 PM

4. Exactly George.

I am horrified by their vote.

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 06:16 PM

7. ICE

Any bill related to migration must abolish ICE

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Response to crazytown (Reply #7)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:34 AM

10. So they vote with Gaetz, Meadows, Jordan, et. al.

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Response to George II (Reply #10)

Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:36 AM

11. Got to burn the village in order to save it

Sanders recently voted against the ACA.

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Response to George II (Reply #3)

Wed Jun 26, 2019, 06:26 PM

8. The only logic I can see is dumb logic:

let conditions deteriorate enough to trigger Susan Sarandon's "revolution".

It's a bit like voting for Jill Stein. Vote against it to enhance your "hip, radical chic image".




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Thu Jun 27, 2019, 09:28 AM

9. It is their all or nothing bullshit, at the expense of the undocumented folks

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