The Senate has overwhelmingly passed a bill to address the border crisis.
#BREAKING: Senate overwhelmingly passes bipartisan $4.5 billion emergency humanitarian assistance package — 84 to 8.
The Senate also defeated the House-passed humanitarian package with only 37 in favor, 55 against it.
— Mike Emanuel 🇺🇸 (@MikeEmanuelFox) June 26, 2019
The Senate on Wednesday voted 84-8 to pass a $4.6 billion bill that would appropriate funding for humanitarian aid for migrants and additional security measures at the southern border, after rejecting a House version of the bill that would impose greater restrictions on migrant detention centers.
The big picture: Democrats and Republicans have backed two separate plans to deal with reports of dangerous and unsanitary living conditions at migrant facilities on the southern border.
The House and Senate must now reconcile the two bills or find an alternative solution before Congress leaves for its July 4 recess, with the Department of Health and Human Services warning that it could run out of funding to house migrant children by the end of the month.