WASHINGTON — House Republicans expressed optimism on Friday that a revised, $694 million bill addressing the surge of immigrants at the U.S.-Mexico border would win over reluctant conservatives and give a divided GOP a political win.
Determined to head home Friday for the five-week summer break, GOP leaders altered the bill, adding $35 million for the National Guard and clarifying a provision on quickly returning unaccompanied minors from Central America to their home countries. Continue reading
House GOP members were called back for another day in hopes of passing a bill, but the divided Congress will likely leave Washington without an agreement on addressing the tens of thousands of migrant children arriving at the southern border. NewsHour Capitol Hill producer Quinn Bowman reports on the political seesaw and Judy Woodruff gets an update from Ed O’Keefe of The Washington Post. Continue reading