Senate approves $600 million for border security

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    Washington (CNN) -- Two senators -- Democrats Charles Schumer of New York and Ben Cardin of Maryland -- returned from their August recess Thursday to give the chamber's approval for $600 million in emergency funding to help secure the U.S.-Mexico border.

    The measure, which has already been approved by the House of Representatives, now advances to President Barack Obama's desk. Obama is expected to sign it on Friday.

    The bill passed by unanimous consent, a parliamentary term for a voice vote that doesn't require the return of the entire Senate chamber. GOP leaders had agreed to the maneuver.

    Among other things, the bill provides for roughly 1,500 new law enforcement agents, new unmanned aerial vehicles, new forwarding operating bases and $14 million in new communications equipment.

    Senate approves $600 million in border security funds - CNN.com
     
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    Well, I can't say I disapprove of more border security. Where did the money come from though?
     
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    So what?

    Unless they actually do their jobs, this is just another big pile of money set ablaze.

    Another gram of image meant to suffice for a ton of action.
     

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