The House is voting to fund President Donald Trump’s wall on the U.S.-Mexico border, a vote that was largely expected but is now being challenged by the House Republican leadership.
The vote was 242-184, with Democrats supporting the wall and Republicans against it.
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) said the wall would be a “game changer” for the country, and he called it “a massive opportunity for the American people.”
The House passed the measure, which also cleared the Senate.
The House also approved legislation to prevent funding for Trump’s controversial border wall, which the White House has promised will be built with American steel.
Trump has said he will not pay for the wall.
In his inaugural address, Trump promised a wall on his southern border and pledged to build a wall along the entire length of the U-21 and U-30 border routes.
The White House is seeking to increase the number of people living in the U.-21 and the U-.30 sectors from 12,000 to as many as 50,000, to try to stem the flow of migrants from Central America.
The bill also would eliminate a program that reimburses agencies for paying for security at border crossings.