WASHINGTON D.C. (Worthy News)– In a matter of minutes, Senate Democrats on Tuesday adjourned for the summer, blocking a pair of House bills that would have provided nearly $700 million to deal with the surge of immigrants on the southern border and blocked President Obama from expanding an anti-deportation program, the Washington Examiner reported.
Senators left Friday for a five-week recess, hours before the House passed the border legislation in a late-night session. The Senate gaveled in briefly Tuesday, just long enough for Sen. Chris Coons, D-Del., to object to taking up the House bills. They can be taken up later, but the Senate agreed to adjourn until Sept. 8, virtually guaranteeing there will be no action this summer.
The Senate had its own border bill, worth $2.7 billion, but they did not take it up before leaving town.