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On the Hill: Border Funding Debate Continues, HELP Markup

This week House Republicans are working toward an agreement to provide emergency supplemental spending to address the influx of minors coming to the United States via the border with Mexico. President Obama requested $3.7 billion, but the House is aiming to only give the president half of that amount. Republicans are trying to determine how to offset the cost of the bill. Negotiations will likely continue until the bill is voted on, likely next week.

On Wednesday, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will be marking up eight bills including the Trauma Systems and Regionalization of Emergency Care Reauthorization Act and the Emergency Medical Services for Children Reauthorization Act.

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Walsh is the senior manager of legislative affairs for America's Essential Hospitals.