Thu Jun 27, 2019 AT 12:43 PM EDT
(AP Photo/Brian Skoloff, File)
The White House on Thursday called on House Democrats to pass the bipartisan Senate version of a bill providing billions of dollars in border funding and humanitarian aid.
Press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders blasted House Democrats for their handling of the issue amid a push from Speaker Nancy Pelosi for changes to the Senate bill to include stricter “guardrails” to ensure adequate treatment of migrants at holding facilities.
“We have already negotiated a broadly supported bipartisan funding bill. It is time for House Democrats to pass the Senate bill and stop delaying funding to deal with this very real humanitarian crisis,” Sanders said in a statement. Read Full Story