Senate Dems plan to revive failed bipartisan border bill

by ian

House Republicans are slamming Senate Democrats’ plan to bring a failed border deal up for a vote this week.

This would be a revival of the bipartisan Senate bill Republicans rejected earlier this year – the conservatives saying it would enshrine many of the nation’s current border problems into law. It failed to pass the Senate in February with a final vote of 49-50 after Speaker Mike Johnson (R-La.) said it would have no chance of passing in the House.

The bill was originally connected to a foreign aid package. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) plans to revive it as a standalone measure this week. House Republicans are again vowing to block the bill. It’s also unlikely to pass in the Senate, where even some Democrats are expected to oppose it.

But Schumer’s plans may be more political and based on a hope that the failed vote will lay some blame on Republicans for the border crisis, which is shaping up to be a major issue for the presidential election.