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House approves farm bill with food aid work requirement

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/22/18, 11:33 am

The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday narrowly passed a new farm bill that includes work requirements for Americans who get food assistance. Conservative Republicans killed an earlier version of the bill last month after failing to get concessions on spending and on separate immigration measures. The latest version of the bill passed by the narrowest of margins: 213-211.

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First lady Melania Trump visited a facility for immigrant children in Texas on Thursday as lawmakers torpedoed one bill and delayed another that would have provided a long-term fix for the nation’s border crisis.

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Lawmakers vow to end immigrant family separations

by Leigh Jones
Posted 6/19/18, 11:17 am

Republicans are scrambling for a legislative fix to the Trump administration’s policy of separating immigrant families at the border. Current law prevents immigration officials from detaining children with their parents. Previous administrations got around that by releasing parents and children caught trying to enter the country illegally.

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