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House compromises, passes border funding

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/27/19, 07:27 pm

WASHINGTON—The Democratic-majority House on Thursday approved a Senate-endorsed bill providing $4.6 billion for the care of migrants in U.S. custody. The bill, which passed 305-102 with all but seven Republicans in favor, will now go to President Donald Trump for signature.

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Senate sends border funding bill to House

by Kyle Ziemnick
Posted 6/27/19, 10:55 am

WASHINGTON—The GOP-controlled Senate rejected on Wednesday the House version of a bill to fund care for migrants on the southern border. Instead, the Senate passed its own bill with sweeping bipartisan support, 84-8.

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‘Too many funerals’

Congress | The long, complicated battle to fund healthcare for 9/11 first responders may soon be nearing an end
by Esther Eaton
Posted 6/14/19, 02:26 pm

This past spring, a new memorial finally opened at Ground Zero. Six rough-edged granite monoliths, weighing up to 18 tons and inlaid with World Trade Center steel, flank a path near the South Pool. They honor the unsung fallen of 9/11: those first responders who contracted cancer, heart conditions, or scarring of their lungs from dangerous debris at the site of the terror attacks.

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