Update - 8:50 p.m. ET: House passes H.R. 5230 with 223 yeas, 189 nays. $694 million was approved by the House for border security. Members are currently debating H.R. 5272, which would limit the President's ability to implement and expand his Deferred Action for Child Arrivals (DACA) program to children involved in the border crisis.
Update - 9:05 p.m. ET: Next vote series in the House expected to start within half hour.
We now expect our next vote series between 9:25-9:40 p.m.— Republican Cloakroom (@RepCloakroom) August 2, 2014
Update - 9:30 p.m. ET: GOP Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers releases statement following passage of House funding bill for border security:
“We face a grave humanitarian and national security crisis at the border – and Americans all across this country are asking for leadership. They’re asking for solutions. And that’s what our legislation does: it provides a serious solution to a serious problem. Our plan reallocates $694 million to secure the border, provide emergency care, and prevent future arrivals. This will ensure that children are reunited with families in their home countries. Our solution addresses the problem humanely, effectively, and expeditiously. The crisis at the border demands our attention. It demands our action. And it demands our immediate and unwavering leadership.”
Update - 9:57 p.m. ET: House passes H.R. 5272 in 216-192 vote. House considers Israel's Iron Dome vote next.
H.R. 5272 has passed – 216 Yeas, 192 Nays, 1 Pres— Republican Cloakroom (@RepCloakroom) August 2, 2014
Update – 10:04 p.m. ET: House agrees to Senate amendment to H.J.Res.76, which provides $225 million in emergency funds for Israel’s Iron Dome missile defense system.
Votes are concluded for the evening. At this time, no additional votes are scheduled. Members leave D.C. for five-week August recess.
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Thursday night, the Senate failed to pass its own version of the border security bill, S.2648, which would have provided $2.7 billion in emergency funds for the border crisis and an additional $800 million for fighting wildfires and supporting Israel’s missile defense system.
S.2648 failed 50-44 in a procedural vote in which 60 votes were needed to move the legislation. Every Republican and two Democrats, Sens. Mary Landrieu (LA) and Joe Manchin (W.VA), voted nay.
The Senate is scheduled to depart for August recess with no set plans to take further action.
GOP conference is currently working on a revised plan, although details are still unclear. Bill language has not yet been posted or considered by the Rules Committee.
The latest on the possibilities comes from Pergram, reporting from Capitol Hill:
Hse plan is still to do 2 bills. 1 for supplemental w/policy changes & then updated DACA from Blackburn. Unclear if 2nd is contingent on 1st— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) August 1, 2014
Members are expected to vote around 11:30 a.m. on a rule for same-day consideration of the border security legislation. As of Friday morning, there was no set time for a final passage vote on the legislation, although it is expected to occur later Friday afternoon.
Stay tuned for updates.
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