House passes $694 million border bill
August 2nd, 2014
07:03 AM ET
1 month 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. Vence

    Speaker Cruz. Hilarious!

    August 2, 2014 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |
  2. denny

    Law-abiding, educated, thoughtful people are waiting in line to come into this country to be with relatives and assimilate. Our President plays these people for suckers.

    August 2, 2014 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  3. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    Pitiful waste of time effort and money. So they can claim they "did" something? We all know the truth....

    August 2, 2014 04:42 pm at 4:42 pm |
  4. Tampa Tim

    When a foreign born senator can take the leadership of the house away from the drunken speaker, thinking people know the republicans are brain dead.

    August 2, 2014 04:55 pm at 4:55 pm |
  5. The right wing have lost their damned minds

    What a joke...Vote these gop/tp bums out!!!

    August 2, 2014 04:59 pm at 4:59 pm |
  6. anthony78

    "Rick McDaniel
    Obama is a TRAITOR to America. Obama is attempting to destroy our country, through importation of illegal immigrants, and he is doing that willfully, to take over America as a dictator."

    Bro... chill out. Its NOT that serious. Go outside, its a nice weekend.

    August 2, 2014 05:27 pm at 5:27 pm |
  7. anthony78

    @Chris..E.Al
    I think those that call America Amurica or Murica is so disrespectful to those that have fought and died for this nation called America . They just dont get it or just dont care anymore or really prob never did ? Go make your own Murica somewhere and disrespect her"

    Do you even realize WHY people spell it like that?
    Its because MANY of your southern Republicans(GWB, PERRY) don't do so well at PRONUNCIATION. (Uh-Mur-Ica vs Aye-Mare-Ica). So maybe that Red State educational system should've spent some of that bailout money on the school system instead of balancing their state budgets.

    @Obama's Final USA Solution
    Not enforce our immigration and deportation laws.
    Not enforce our borders.
    Aid in the invasion of our country by flying and busing illegals all over the USA.
    Ask for many billions of tax dollars to make it happen.
    Attack those who want our laws and borders enforced as racists, unAmerican, haters.
    Use this to gin up November election turnout of Hispanics and left wingers.
    And as he promised when elected, "fundamentally transform the USA".
    Welcome to the new, Obama transformed USA... renamed USIA, the The United States of Illegal Americans."

    -fails to realize this is a George W Bush law the entire time he's writing this...

    August 2, 2014 05:34 pm at 5:34 pm |
  8. Clay

    Send the illegal aliens home to their parents. Why would this country allow illegals to out number black Americans who help build this country, now you let illegals who stole across the border to have move political power than Blacks, that is not fair. Send their criminal ass home. They are all over the got damn place speaking Spanish . Wake up white man you are next . They are having babies multiplying like crazy.

    August 2, 2014 07:44 pm at 7:44 pm |
  9. Tampa Tim

    The GOBagger solution to 50,000 children at the border: "Send in the tanks and heavy artillery! "

    August 2, 2014 08:07 pm at 8:07 pm |
  10. Clay

    If Obama grants citizenship to those illegals he should be impeached . This coming from a black Obama supporter. I will encourage impeachment.

    August 2, 2014 08:16 pm at 8:16 pm |
  11. Clay

    Ben Carson is a boot licking Uncle Tom, It was rumored that he did serious damage to female twins head when he was at Johns Hopkins Hospital and that the case was settled out of court. If he were white you would have never heard of him. Take time to listen to him, he is a crazy man. I wouldn't let him near my child

    August 2, 2014 09:17 pm at 9:17 pm |
  12. Thomas

    "Speaker Cruz" Sinks John Boehner's Border Security Bill
    Ted Cruz leads the spineless to another short lived victory .

    When and who will stand up to the the Tweet-le Dee of the Tweetle-dum ?

    This is what happens when democracy is hijacked by a guy who reads Green Eggs and Ham to America .

    August 2, 2014 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  13. J Anthony

    @the rabid right: should Obama grow horns and reveal himself as the Anti-Christ, you'll actually be happy about it,, won't you?

    August 2, 2014 09:32 pm at 9:32 pm |
  14. GOP = Greed Over People

    GOP is all about optics over solutions.

    Sadly.

    August 2, 2014 10:19 pm at 10:19 pm |
  15. Clay

    Obama is a failed president. Impeachment is the only way to remove him from office. The republicans have turned him into a joke, an embarrassment .i think he is one of the worst presidents in history.

    August 3, 2014 03:23 am at 3:23 am |
  16. Name

    Its dam shame what the United States of America congress has become, a bunch of six year olds. How the hell can this country run by, finger pointing, na nana naa na school children. When will the right say anything out their mouth based on facts and logic, you can't fix the truth with a lie repubs.

    August 3, 2014 04:31 am at 4:31 am |
  17. Name JK. SFL. THE GOP HOWDEE GOWDEE SHOW with special guest ISSA the CLOWN

    The GOP, the national JOKE PARTY.

    August 3, 2014 07:39 am at 7:39 am |
  18. 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.

    August 3, 2014 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  19. Dems in PA

    So once again nothing gets done because of the Senate and President; its time this November to vote the Democrats out. its for real change.

    August 3, 2014 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  20. Klutch Cargo

    It is time for a march on Washington! It is time to take care of this illegal problem for once and all! The Illegals want Amnesty. Sorry. That isn't going to happen. If you are an illegal, and you are reading this, go home and get in line. That is the shortest route, and the ONLY route to becoming a citizen. Withe the Liberal's and democrats running the country, the atmosphere for any real economic progress is zero. Leave while you can still afford it.

    August 3, 2014 09:17 am at 9:17 am |
  21. g

    Native North Americans wish you would all go home

    August 3, 2014 10:53 am at 10:53 am |
  22. They ought to change from the elephant to the hippo...

    WHO is talking about amnesty? Rush? The RWNJs who want to stir up their base?

    Get real people!

    August 3, 2014 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  23. don in albuquerque

    Dems in PA
    We're with you. Vote those Dems out and get real change. Can you spell Thermonuclear War? That the real change you want?

    August 3, 2014 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  24. Hector Slagg

    Excuse Please, when did we, (The People) make a commitment to the (Dreamers) that they wouldn't be deported? Last time I checked that would be by some Law Debated and Passed by the People, (Congress.). The Illegals are screaming for Immigration Reform (Amnesty). That (Commitment) was made by the Liar in the White House who decided singlehandedly, he would straighten out the world. You know what they did to the last person that tried to straighten out the world, they nailed him to the cross. More to come.

    August 3, 2014 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  25. Bigwilliestyles

    Still nothing on that on-going slaughter in Gaza P.T. Hosts? Deafening.

    August 3, 2014 11:56 am at 11:56 am |
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