WASHINGTON (AP) -- A congressional showdown is looming over a border aid package to care for thousands of migrant families and unaccompanied children detained after crossing the U.S.-Mexico border.
House Democrats on Tuesday night passed a measure calling for $4.5 billion in aid, the vote falling mainly along party lines. But the Republican-led Senate may balk at the House bill and instead try to force Democrats to send President Donald Trump a different measure.
A factor in the House-Senate showdown is time. Congress is moving toward a week-long Fourth of July recess and is under pressure to pass the legislation before leaving town.
Passage of the House bill came Tuesday night after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tamped down opposition from progressives and Hispanic lawmakers concerned that the measure wasn't doing enough.