House Passes Border Spending Bill After Pelosi Reverses

ABC News reports:

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said she is “reluctantly” urging Democrats to pass a bipartisan emergency spending bill Thursday afternoon to send humanitarian relief to the southern border, reversing course and abandoning a Democratic effort to amend a measure that won strong bipartisan support in the Senate on Wednesday.

“The children come first. At the end of the day, we have to make sure that the resources needed to protect the children are available,” Pelosi wrote in a “Dear Colleague” letter Thursday afternoon.

“Therefore, we will not engage in the same disrespectful behavior that the Senate did in ignoring our priorities. In order to get resources to the children fastest, we will reluctantly pass the Senate bill.”