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House, in overtime session, passes border legislation, 223-189
House, in overtime session, passes border legislation, 223-189

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 after lawmakers realized they were heading 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 late-night session Friday, the House approved, by a 223-189 vote, a $694-million emergency border package on a largely party-line vote. Lawmakers were loath to go home empty-handed on an issue that has roused...

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