Thursday, July 10, 2014
(Washington, DC) -- Senators are taking up a White House request for more money for border assistance today. President Obama is asking Congress for an emergency budget allocation of three-point-seven billion dollars to better-deal with the southwest border crisis. Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson will testify in a Senate hearing with Sylvia Mathews Burwell, secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. HHS is responsible for the care of tens of thousands of migrant children who have been pouring over the U.S. border since last fall.