August 1, 2014
House Republicans overcame divisions within their own party and voted Friday night to pass a $694 million bill aimed at addressing the recent surge of migrants on the southern border.
One Democrat voted in favor of the legislation and four Republicans defected, leaving only a slim margin of victory for the GOP. The bill passed 223 to 189.
It was a big win nonetheless for Republican leaders, who just a day ago were ready to abandon efforts to pass a border bill when they failed to come up with the 218 GOP votes needed to pass it.