House passes border spending package in win for Pelosi

The House voted 230-195 — almost entirely along party lines — to approve the $4.5 billion package for the border, where an influx of Central American migrants has strained government agencies and led to conditions for detained children that both parties have called horrific.

“This situation is child abuse. It is an atrocity that violates every value we have,” Pelosi said on the House floor before the bill’s passage. “Today our legislation is a vote against the cruel attitude toward children of this administration.”…

All but four Democrats backed the legislation, in a show of unity within the caucus that came after an all-out whip operation by Pelosi and her deputies. The lone dissenters: liberal freshman Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.).