07/30/14 Bloomberg Businessweek
The U.S. Senate advanced legislation backed by the Obama administration that would provide $2.7 billion in emergency spending to cope with a surge of Central American children at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The measure cleared a procedural hurdle by a 63-33 vote. The House plans to vote tomorrow on a $659 million measure that contains a provision sought by Republicans to speed the return of those children to their native countries. The disagreement between the chambers means Congress probably will leave for its five-week break without agreement on a plan.