House passes $4.5 billion emergency funding for detained migrants

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The Democrat-controlled United States House of Representatives passed a $4.5 billion emergency funding bill to address the detained migrant care crisis.

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Known as the “Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Humanitarian Assistance and Security at the Southern Border Act” or H.R. 3401, the bill passed in a largely party-line vote of 230-195 on Tuesday.

The White House threatened on Monday to veto the bill, citing restrictions placed on how the money could be spent.

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H.R. 3401’s passage has set up what the Associated Press labeled a “showdown” with the Republican-controlled Senate, which has a similar piece of proposed legislation.

“The Senate has a good bill,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of California, as reported by the AP. “Our bill is much better.”

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“We are ensuring that children have food, clothing, sanitary items, shelter and medical care. We are providing access to legal assistance. And we are protecting families because families belong together,” she stated in her floor speech.

The House bill includes over $1 billion for sheltering and feeding migrants detained by United States border patrols and about $3 billion for funding the needs of unaccompanied migrant children who have been turned over the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Republican Representative Phil Roe of Tennessee, who voted against H.R. 3401, argued in a statement released Tuesday that the bill does not adequately address the border crisis.

“House Democrats have refused for weeks to provide the necessary funding and instead introduced a partisan bill that does not nearly go far enough to address this crisis,” stated Rep. Roe.

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