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Border security bill clears procedural vote in U.S. House
August 1, 2014 / 11:16 PM / 3 years ago

Border security bill clears procedural vote in U.S. House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A $694 million bill to further secure the U.S. border with Mexico, amid a flood of Central American migrants, cleared a procedural vote in the House of Representatives on Friday.

By a vote of 218-191, the Republican-controlled House paved the way for debate and a final vote on passage of the bill later on Friday.

No Democrats voted in favor of advancing the controversial legislation.

Reporting By Richard Cowan and David Lawder; Editing by Sandra Maler

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