House passes $694 million border bill
August 2nd, 2014
07:03 AM ET
4 months ago

House passes $694 million border bill

Washington (CNN) - In a late night vote after a bitterly partisan debate, the House of Representatives passed a $694 million border bill Friday, but the measure has no chance of becoming law.

The vote was almost entirely on party lines, 223- 189, with just one Democrat, Texas Rep Henry Cuellar, voting for it. Four Republicans opposed the legislation.

The Democratic-led Senate had already left Washington to start a five week summer recess after it was unable to pass its own legislation to give the President some of the money he's requested to address the massive influx of migrants at the southwest border.

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  1. Obama's Final USA Solution

    don in albuquerque
    Obama's Final USA Solution
    You are wrong on so many different levels I have to wonder if you and I live on the same planet, much less the same country.
    -–

    And yet you failed to list even one level on which I am wrong, because you got nothing but insults. The facts are not on your side.

    August 3, 2014 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Obama's Final USA Solution

    Hey American citizens! Did you see how many young, women of child bearing age are storming over the border as well? How long do you think it will be before they get pregnant and start popping out anchor babies?!! And then will never be deported, and you will be paying untold billions to support them!! Wake up America, you are being scammed and taken for fools by the Democrats!

    August 3, 2014 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  3. JoJo

    The House passed a bipartisan bill (just like the Senate bill) that addresses part of the problem. If it doesn't move forward then the Democrats/Obama are doing nothing to help. I know that the hispanic immigrants in our country would oppose it but they should go back to their native countries because they are here illegally anyway.

    August 3, 2014 12:28 pm at 12:28 pm |
  4. Republicans are Dumb

    The more they talk impeachment the more money will come rolling through the doors for Democrats. The more they obstruct in congress the more America is fed up with whiney old racist white men. HISTORY is written by the victors. I can't even imagine how bad the face of Republicans will be in history after they obstruct the first black president.

    August 3, 2014 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  5. Gunderson

    Heads Up!,
    Along with the crisis on the Southern Border we have an 18 Trillion Federal Debt, Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid, Pension funds, Roads and Bridges, all in dire trouble. The Administration in office now refuses to see the problems that will affect all of us. All these border jumpers will be given some welfare, out of your pocket You can't spend yourself out of debt. It is your Rope. Hang yourself with it if you wish.

    August 3, 2014 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  6. Nicole

    It's not a democrat or republican issue ... I'm democrat and fed up with the influx and the mass reproduction on our dime .
    Can I go to Mexico and live on their dime ?... Oh that's right , they don't have a dime .
    How about handing out birth control in the Catholic Church so they stop multiplying !? Or castration for the Mexican males that can't seem to stop reproducing even though they're broke . 694 million could help rebuild America ..but instead we have to use it for exterminating the cockroaches . They're out of control.

    August 3, 2014 01:48 pm at 1:48 pm |
  7. Umpire Sam

    invasion Invasion ! Border crisis !
    100,000 illegals have invaded a country of 314 Million
    its a crisis fox news will tell ya, A CRISIS
    heck that is one out of every 3140 people
    a landslide overwhelmed ! sky is falling
    one out of 3140
    odd it will take 50 years to reach 1 percent

    August 3, 2014 06:07 pm at 6:07 pm |
  8. don in albuquerque

    Obamas Final Solution
    When it is obvious that reason escapes you, there is no need for a response.

    August 3, 2014 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
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