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GOP-backed border bill passes the House

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House Republicans have approved a $694 million response to the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the southern border. (Source: CNN) House Republicans have approved a $694 million response to the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the southern border. (Source: CNN)

(CNN) - House Republicans have approved a $694 million response to the influx of unaccompanied Central American children crossing the southern border.

The 223-189 vote was almost entirely along party lines.

The vote comes a day after GOP leaders abruptly pulled a similar measure from the House floor because it didn't have enough republican votes to pass.

Seeking to bring conservatives who were opposed on board, GOP leaders changed the bill to make it more appealing to them.

The Senate will not take the bill up, and the president threatened to veto it, calling it "extreme and unworkable."

The House adjourned for summer recess after the vote.

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