Senate advances border funds as Congress prepares to leave town

Article author: 
Lisa Mascaro
Article publisher: 
The Los Angeles Times
Article date: 
30 July 2014
Article category: 
National News
Article Body: 

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 ...

Tea party conservatives, led by Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), and radio talk show personalities have encouraged activists to flood congressional phone lines with opposition to more border spending ...

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