The rollback of presidential authority that led to widespread abuse by Donald Trump is a message to voters as the Nov. 3 presidential election approaches.
Without aid approval, representatives in swing districts face angry voters.
House leaders want answers on what appears to be an obvious attempt by Trump to use the post office to help his re-election.
Lewis was the last surviving speaker at the March on Washington where Dr. Martin Luther King delivered his historic “I have a dream” speech.
Trump promises a veto if House version passes and Senate leader McConnel says he won’t let it pass the GOP-controlled Senate.
Democrats, Republicans and President Trump tried to stop Rep. Masse from trying to delay the House approval. In the end, he turned out to be a hiccup but not a threat.
Pelosi says she would like a voice vote but at least one Republican congressman says he is opposed to the measure that Senators approved unanimously and he wants to fight it.
Trump declares national emergency but continues to claim that none of the delays dealing with the threat is his fault or responsiblity.
If he is on the presidential election ballot, he could hurt the chances of Democratic wins in the House.