Senate Grant Committee approved the law Wednesday that would give President Trump Donald John TrumpGOP Senator introduces bills to hold online platforms responsible for political bias Rubio is similar to a journalist who called it "strange" to see him Trump rally Rubio responds to journalist who called it & # 39; strange & # 39; to see him at Trump rally MORE more than $ 4.5 billion. In additional spending tied to the US-Mexico border.
The GOP-controlled panel voted 30-1
The panel gives a total of $ 4.59 billion to Trump in response to the administration's request for emergency spending along the border. More than half – $ 2.88 billion Dollars – would go to HHS for unaccompanied children.
Senators and administrative officials argued that new funding was needed at the beginning of next month to plunge into HHS & # 39; Refugee Settlement Office, or it would run out of money and demand staff and scholarships to operate on "IOUs".
The bill also includes new money for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), including customs and border protection (CBP) and immigration and customs enforcement (ICE).
s. Richard Shelby Richard Craig ShelbySenators reach the .5B Trump Emergency Border Request Agreement Senators reach the .5B agreement at Trump's Emergency Border Request Conductors, White House officials to meet Wednesday using more (R-Ala.) and Patrick Leahy Patrick Joseph LeahyTrump is planning Air Force One to fly over July 4 celebration in the Mall: report Senators reach .5B Trump's Emergency Boundary Request Senators reach .5B Trump's Emergency Boundary Request MORE (D- Vt.) Tuesday reached an agreement on the package after negotiating over the weekend, including on an airplane back from Paris.
During their consultation, Leahy called their bill a "good faith compromise". 19659004] "The package we are considering today is primarily a humanitarian aid package," Leahy said.
Shelby also requested members of the committee to abstain from offering "poison pills" or other immigration in languages, which could complicate the accounts.
"This package does not contain everything I would have liked, it does not include everything Senator Leahy wants, but most importantly it does not include poison pills from both parties" Shelby added.
The bill still has to pass the Senate where it will require 60 votes and win over the democratically controlled house. Legislation could face a tougher challenge in Parliament, where the Democrats have been cautious about directly or indirectly strengthening Trump's border policy.
A housekeeper told The Hill on Tuesday night that Democrats had not yet signed the Senate bill and had & # 39; I haven't seen the details yet. If Parliament sends its own bill, they must attend the conference to reconcile the proposal with the Senate.
The deal comes after Trump's request, which appeared dead in weeks within partisan departments, had its first signs of life last week when the Senate Republicans announced they would take a bill.
The White House's request included $ 3.3 billion for humanitarian aid, which the administration says will be used to boost shelter and care for unaccompanied minors, in addition to treating arrivals. They have also requested about 1.1 billion. Dollars to other limits, such as expanding the number of retention places and providing more survey resources.