UPDATED 7:00 AM PT — Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there are still challenges to come at the southern border. He made the comments while speaking to reporters in Louisville, Kentucky Tuesday.
McConnell also praised lawmakers for putting forth a $4.6 billion border aid package, which President Trump approved on Monday. The senator had this to say:
“House Democrats allowed us to pass an emergency humanitarian relief bill that passed the Senate 84-to-8…there was some controversy about it, but they did pass it. That’s designed to address the humanitarian crisis at the border. There are other challenges, but we have passed a$5 billion supplemental appropriation to try to help take care of the people who are massing on the border.”
Although the aid package does not provide funding for a border wall, lawmakers have said it’s a good first step to address the immigration crisis.