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House Republicans Add $35 Million to Border Fund Plan

House Republicans, seeking votes to pass their plan to address the influx of thousands of children arriving at the U.S.-Mexico border, are boosting its cost to $694 million.

House Appropriations Chairman Hal Rogers of Kentucky confirmed the number. The additional $35 million would be used to reimburse Texas for National Guard troops deployed by Governor Rick Perry, said Representative Steve King of Iowa. Several lawmakers said a vote is likely today.