The Senate Appropriations Committee struck a deal to fund President Trump’s request for $4.5 billion to secure the U.S.-Mexico border. The funds include $3.3 billion for humanitarian aid to increase the number of shelters and care for unaccompanied minors as well as $1.1 billion for other border operations despite Democrats balking at additional Immigration and Customs Enforcement funding. The bill is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before the Fourth of July recess, and if House Democrats kill the bill, which is expected, it’ll play right into President Trump’s reelection campaign. Good luck with all that, Nancy.
Here’s more from The Hill…
The top members of the Senate Appropriations Committee have struck a deal on President Trump’s request for more funding tied to the U.S.-Mexico border after weeks of stalemate, two aides confirmed to The Hill.
The deal — worked out between Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the top Democrat on the panel — would provide Trump more than $4.5 billion for the border funding package.
The agreement will be marked up in the Senate Appropriations Committee on Wednesday and is expected to get a vote on the Senate floor before lawmakers leave for the Fourth of July recess next week.