Thu Jun 13, 2019 AT 2:50 PM EDT
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President Donald Trump’s request for $4.5 billion in emergency funding for the border is getting a much-needed jolt of momentum in Congress.
Appropriators are drafting legislation that would provide billions in humanitarian aid for the border, marking the first sign of movement on the issue since funding was yanked from a disaster aid package.
While it faces plenty of hurdles ahead, the package’s chances of making it to Trump’s desk by the end of the month suddenly look more possible.
“Hopefully the House Democrats will be amenable to working with us to get that done,” said Sen. John Thune of South Dakota, the No. 2 Senate Republican. Read Full Story