WASHINGTON, D.C. (WNAX) – The U.S. House passed a $4.6-billion emergency funding bill for border security last week just before they left Washington for the July fourth holiday.
South Dakota Congressman Dusty Johnson says Democrats finally allowed the bill to come up for a vote.
Johnson says they were facing a deadline.
Johnson says stories of children being held in poor conditions and the migrant father and daughter who died in the Rio Grande River didn’t really have an impact on the vote.
About $3 billion goes to the Department of Health and Human Services with just over one billion for the Customs and Border Patrol.