Disaster Funding Bill Seems Far Off As Members Plan To Leave For Holiday

RICHFIELD, OHIO - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training, a union and apprentice training center specia... RICHFIELD, OHIO - MARCH 29: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to a crowd gathered at the Local 18 Richfield Facility of the Operating Engineers Apprentice and Training, a union and apprentice training center specializing in the repair and operation of heavy equipment on March 29, 2018 in Richfield, Ohio. President Trump's remarks centered upon infrastructure investment in the economy and labor statistics. (Photo by Jeff Swensen/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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May 23, 2019 7:58 a.m.

Disagreement over immigration measures in a disaster relief funding bill has left the parties far apart and unlikely to come together on the legislation before leaving for the holiday weekend.

According to Politico, though there was initially some optimism about passing the bill on time, the members have reached an impasse over emergency funding the Trump administration is requesting for the border. Democrats insist that they want oversight over any immigration-related money given to the administration, to ensure that it’s just used for humanitarian aid.

This latest congressional logjam comes just a day after infrastructure reform talks broke down as President Donald Trump stormed out of the meeting because, he said, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) said that he was “engaged in a cover-up.”

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