House votes to boost penalties against illegal border tunnels

Three Republicans voted "no" — Reps. Justin Amash (Mich.), Paul Broun (Ga.) and Ron Paul (Texas) — as did one Democrat, Rep. Bobby Scott (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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