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Friction over diverted disaster aid ahead of Hurricane Dorian

CQ Budget, Episode 125

Barriers at the Rio Grande Valley sector of the border. (Photo by Jinitzail Hernández/CQ Roll Call)
Barriers at the Rio Grande Valley sector of the border. (Photo by Jinitzail Hernández/CQ Roll Call)

Even though Congress is still in a prolonged summer recess, spending battles between the White House and Congress have only been multiplying. The Trump administration plans to divert money from disaster relief and other programs to fund more immigration detention beds and some immigration court facilities – and a lot of senior appropriators aren’t happy about it.

 

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