The White House vetoed a $ 4.5 billion bill late Monday that provides for emergency funding at the border for concerns that the legislation in its present form does not have sufficient funds and provisions of the Democratic one Legislators who "would make our country less safe.
In a White House statement on Monday night, the government warned that if the bill were passed this week, the bill would be vetoed.
"After ignoring the government's call for much-needed funding to tackle the humanitarian crisis, the majority of the House of Representatives, despite the efforts of the House minority, have for over a month presented a Partisan Law that underfunds and seeks to undo the necessary accounts, exploiting the current crisis by introducing political provisions that make our country less secure. "Is the explanation.
EMERGENCY AID INVOICE CHALLENGES PELOSIS HANDLE ON DEMOCRATS
Some of the democrat-added provisions include measures restricting the funding of prisons at the border. Efforts to pass the bill are on the rise as more and more deaths are reported by children after being held at the border. He said border control stations hold 1
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Considerations about the bill meanwhile pose a major challenge for Democratic Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who has her party under control.
It is unclear when and if the bill could come to a vote, although the Senate is ready to adopt its own version. Liberal Democrats are calling for provisions to strengthen the protection of migrant children and question the Trump government's border policy. The Democrats met with Pelosi late on Monday on Capitol Hill to find a compromise.
When asked before meeting, whether the Democrats' drive for perfection could lead to inactivity on the border, MP Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y. , called it "a delicate situation". After that, she seemed to have left the door open and said, "My main goal is to prevent children from dying" before calling the humanitarian law a "short-term" measure.
But others could not be influenced Deputy Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., Said after the meeting: "We can not continue to throw money on a troubled system, we are not just demanding simple changes to this bill, but are returning Drawing board back and addressing this problem really for humanitarian reasons. "
The White House accused legislators in a letter from Monday earlier that they had tried to undermine their efforts at the border. [Alexander] Alex Azar, minister for Health and Human Services told Fox News Monday that the situation on the US-Mexico border is dramatic, Azar said the HHS shelters are full and the budget does not exist to increase it unless the Congress acts.
The Congress plans to leave Washington in a few days for a one-week break from July 4. The legislature does not want to go to the G refuse to respond to humanitarian problems at the border. However, it is unlikely that Congress will have time at the end of the week to reach a compromise between the Senate and the House of Representatives on Trump.  Fox News – Griff Jenkins and The Associated Press have contributed to this report.