House Votes for $701 Million in Border Security Funding

The Senate stripped the border enforcement money from a war spending bill last Thursday. After a weeks’ pushing by Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, the Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Border Security Act was passed on a voice vote Wednesday evening.

A separate military appropriations bill, which passed the House 411-6, includes $70.4 million in funds for new military facilities in Southern Arizona, including hangers at Davis-Monthan Air Force Base and Fort Huachuca.

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