House foreign aid and border bill filed for ‘expedited consideration,’ Fitzpatrick says

Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) touted on Sunday that his bipartisan alternative to the Senate foreign aid package was filed in the House for “expedited consideration.”

“Do you have any confidence that there’s a way to get Republican leadership to move on this?” Margaret Brennan of CBS asked Fitzpatrick and Rep. Jared Golden (D-ME), who cosponsored the House version that includes border security.

Fitzpatrick responded, “I do. We have a bipartisan bill. It’s the only one in the House. And as of Friday, we have filed with the clerk, expedited consideration. Normally, any kind of discharge like that would take 30 days to be considered right; we figured out a way with a parliamentarian to expedite that to a seven-day period.”

Fitzpatrick and Golden’s bill, called the Defending Borders, Defending Democracies Act, would approve over $47 billion in aid to
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