Supplemental Appropriations, FY 2014
On Passage
House Roll Call No. 478
113rd Congress, 2nd Session

Passed: 223-189 (see complete tally)

On August 1, the House passed H.R. 5230, a bill “making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014,” by a vote of 223-189.  Though the bill had the stated purpose of addressing the humanitarian crisis at the Southwest border, the ACLU opposed the bill because it would not do so and would make harmful and sweeping policy changes.  Rather than provide critical funding to care for unaccompanied children and ensure due process in immigration courts, the bill would expand detention of families and militarization of the border region.  It would also curtail protections for Central American children in the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2008, and give Border Patrol agents free rein to enter federal lands within 100 miles of the border. The bill was referred to the Senate for further action. 

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 478
Votes For : 223
Votes Against : 189
Not Voting : 20