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Boehner not optimistic Congress will be able to resolve border crisis
Boehner not optimistic Congress will be able to resolve border crisis

House Speaker John A. Boehner (R-Ohio) said Thursday he doesn't have "as much optimism as I'd like to have" that a bill to address the flood of Central American children crossing into the U.S. will get through the GOP-controlled chamber before the end of the month. "We're working -- trying to find some way to deal with what is a humanitarian crisis at our border," Boehner said. But the intensifying political debate makes it increasingly unlikely Congress will  approve emergency funding for the crisis before lawmakers take a monthlong August break. The White House is seeking $3.7 billion to shore up border-related agencies, which have warned...

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