House votes to boost penalties against illegal border tunnels

Three Republicans voted "no" — Reps. Justin AmashJustin AmashTrump muddies GOP message on protecting the Constitution Libertarian looks for anti-Trump bump The Hill's 12:30 Report MORE (Mich.), Paul BrounPaul BrounCalifornia lawmaker's chief of staff resigns after indictment Republican candidates run against ghost of John Boehner The Trail 2016: Let’s have another debate! MORE (Ga.) and Ron Paul (Texas) — as did one Democrat, Rep. Bobby ScottBobby ScottDems to Obama: End citizenship rule for education programs Advocates: School meal budgets could lose millions under GOP plan Virginia GOP rep loses primary MORE (Va.).

The House also approved H.R. 2745, to amend the Mesquite Lands Act of 1986 to facilitate implementation of a multi-species habitat conservation plan for the Virgin River in Clark County, Nev. Members approved this bill by voice vote.

Later in the day, the House approved H.R. 2621, the Chimney Rock National Monument Establishment act, by voice vote.

— This story was updated at 5:33 p.m. to reflect the last vote.


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