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Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)
Late push by House GOP produces a border bill (with bleak prospects)

House Republicans went overtime Friday, expending an enormous amount of political energy to try to reach consensus on a border-crisis measure that is almost certain never to become law. The last-minute push came as lawmakers were about to head into a five-week summer break with little to show constituents for their efforts to respond to the humanitarian crisis along the Southwestern border — a reminder of why congressional approval ratings are at all-time lows. After a Friday night session, the House approved, 223 to 189, a $694-million emergency border package on a largely party-line vote. Loath to go home having done so little on an issue that has roused partisan passions,...

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