Democratic leadership will reportedly agree to fund a portion of the White House’s request for emergency funding at the U.S.-Mexico border, Politico reported.
Democrats said they’d approve aid strictly to address humanitarian issues at the border in their disaster relief package, just a portion of the $4.5 billion request from the White House.
Democratic leaders were careful to communicate that the aid would need to be “tightly limited” to humanitarian funds for the Department of Homeland Security and the Office of Refugee Resettlement. Democrats also rejected White House asks for funds for more beds for its detention centers and the Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency.
It was unclear how much money Democrats would be willing to include in the disaster bill, designed to provide relief for those impacted by the hurricanes, flooding and wildfires in the U.S. in the last year and a half.