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6/26, 5:15 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US House passes $4.5B border funding package

United States House of Representatives passed a bill which would allocate $4.5 billion to addressing the immigration problems at the Mexican border. The funding package was adopted by a majority of 230 to 195 and it includes provisions to improve the wellbeing of migrants, especially children, whose treatment led to the resignation of acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders.

The Senate Appropriations Committee already agreed on a bill of a similar nature, although the two Congress chambers diverged on a number of issues. However, both bills are likely to be vetoed by President Donald Trump.

"This is a very important vote. It is not an immigration bill, so we cannot make any immigration promises in the bill. It is an appropriations bill, saying to the world, these children - they don’t have hygiene, they are not, in many cases, in their parents' arms. We can make a big difference for them," said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (pictured).

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