House Passes Senate Bipartisan Border Supplemental Appropriations Package

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) today released the following statement regarding passage of the Senate’s border security supplemental appropriations bill in the House of Representatives, which was agreed to by a vote of 305-102.


“I am pleased that the House chose to take up and pass our bipartisan border supplemental package, which was overwhelmingly agreed to in the Senate.  This is a solid bill with no poison pills from either party.  I thank my colleagues in the House and Senate – on both sides of the aisle – for coming together to provide these needed resources in the midst of a real, escalating humanitarian and security crisis at our southern border.  Congress had no excuse to leave town without getting this done.”


The legislation, which passed the Senate Appropriations Committee last week by a vote of 30-1 and the full Senate yesterday by a vote of 84-8, provides a total of $4.59 billion to address the border crisis and contains no poison-pill riders.  The package will now be sent to the President’s desk for his signature.