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Senate advances border funds as Congress prepares to leave town
Senate advances border funds as Congress prepares to leave town

With unexpected support from Republicans, the Senate advanced a $2.7-billion emergency package to handle the influx of minors at the Southwestern border with just days remaining before Congress leaves town. A handful of Republicans joined most Democrats to breathe new life into the Senate proposal, which was scaled back from President Obama's $3.7-billion request. Border agencies have warned they will run out of money beginning next month. The 63-33 vote, with opposition from some red-state Democrats who face difficult reelection bids in the fall, provides momentum to congressional action to address the border crisis. A rival House GOP proposal has faltered due to Republican...

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