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GOP Senator to Delay Vote on Capitol Security, Afghan Visas

  • Braun says he wants to make a point about added spending
  • Bill includes $1 billion to aid Afghans who worked with U.S.
Mike Braun
Mike BraunPhotographer: Sarah Silbiger/UPI/Bloomberg
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Republican Senator Mike Braun said he is slowing passage of a $2.1 billion emergency spending bill to pay for Capitol security and resettling Afghan nationals who assisted the U.S. over objections to the size of the package and its impact on the deficit.

Braun said he plans to demand a roll call vote that won’t ultimately stop passage of the legislation, but it will thwart plans by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and its supporters to get it through the Senate quickly by unanimous consent.