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Reuters reports the U.S. Senate on Wednesday approved a $4.6 billion bill to address the increase in migrants crossing the US-Mexico border. On May 1st, Trump requested funding for programs that house, feed, transport and oversee the record numbers of Central American families seeking asylum in the United States and who are currently being housed at migrant shelters in border cities. Congressional leaders now have a choice between a bill from the Republican-controlled Senate and a $4.5 billion bill passed by the Democratic-led House on Tuesday night. Representative Steve Scalise, the No. 2 House Republican, told reporters, "We’ve got Border Patrol agents right now pulling money out of their own pockets to pay for diapers for these kids."

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