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House Approves Humanitarian Assistance for the Southern Border

June 27, 2019
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the U.S. House of Representatives passed a supplemental appropriations bill providing emergency funding to manage the humanitarian crisis at the southern border. The bill was previously passed this week in the United States Senate, and it will now advance to the president’s desk.

“While I wish agreement had been reached before funds were nearly exhausted, I am relieved that both chambers of Congress did approve the desperately needed aid requested by President Trump to manage the humanitarian crisis at the southern border,” said Cole. “Certainly, members on both sides of the aisle are committed to caring for the vulnerable families and children arriving. As we monitor and manage the ongoing crisis in the days ahead, I hope Republicans and Democrats will continue to work together to ensure we can confront the situation effectively and compassionately. Especially in divided government, this is essential.”