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Detained migrants at the border in Chihuahua state, Mexico. Photo: Herika Martinez/AFP/Getty Images

The White House threatened Monday night to veto House Democrats' bill on meeting the Trump Administration's requested $4.5 billion emergency border funding package.

"By opposing detention beds — where illegal migrants are placed pending their removal — Democrat lawmakers are declaring their belief that illegal immigrants, including those who skip court hearings or commit additional crimes, should be allowed to remain in our country indefinitely."
— White House statement

Details: House Democrats met Monday night to discuss their bill, H.R. 3401, which would require the Trump administration to use funds that Congress has already provided for aid to Central American countries and restrict Department of Health and Human Services policies on unaccompanied migrant children.

  • Latino and liberal Democrats are pressing House leaders to add stronger protections for migrant children in the bill, which House leaders still hope to get approved Tuesday, according to AP.
"Right now, the goal is really to stop — one death is just too much."
— Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-N.Y.) post-meeting statement to AP

The big picture: The House and Senate are weighing competing bills this week to meet the request. The Senate's one is bipartisan.

This article has been updated with more details, including on the Democrats' meeting.

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Federal Reserve expands lending program for small businesses

Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell at a news conference in 2019. Photo: Eric Baradat/AFP via Getty Images

The Federal Reserve said on Friday it would again lower the minimum loan size for its pandemic-era small business program.

Details: Businesses and nonprofits will be able to borrow a minimum of $100,000 from the facility, down from $250,000 — a move that might attract smaller businesses that don't need as hefty of a loan. Since the program launched earlier this year, the minimum loan size has been reduced twice.

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How Trump and Biden would steer the future of transportation

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President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden would likely steer automotive policy in different directions over the next four years, potentially changing the industry's road map to the future.

Why it matters: The auto industry is on the cusp of historic technological changes and the next president — as well as the next Congress — could have an extraordinary influence on how the future of transportation plays out.

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