(Washington, DC) -- The Senate is advancing a bill providing emergency spending for the southwest border crisis. A procedural vote cleared a 60-vote threshold and formally opened debate on the measure.
Much of the three-point-six billion dollars would go toward helping the government deal with the surge of Central American migrants on the southwest border. Many of the migrants are unaccompanied children. House Republicans are moving in a much different direction. They're insisting on much less money and want to send National Guard troops to boost border security. House Republicans also want to take steps to speed deportations.