House Might Send Border Security Bill Back to Senate With No Action
The $600 million border security funding bill passed by the Senate last week could hit a roadblock in the House, The New York Times reports. The bill, which was passed by the Senate Thursday before they left for recess, could be considered by the House this week — but might be sent back to the Senate with no action instead.
The bill was designed to pay for itself through increases to visa fees for foreign companies that bring temporary skilled workers to the U.S, but House leaders say those increases might violate Constitutional rules that revenue measures must originate in the House. The fee increase would mainly impact Indian IT companies.
Spokesmen for Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) did not immediately respond to calls for comment.