- The Washington Times - Sunday, July 27, 2014

Sen. John Cornyn said Sunday that leaving for a five-week vacation without addressing the humanitarian crisis at the border would be a mistake.

“A solution beats no solution every day and nobody’s offered an alternative, so I hope we will act,” the Texas Republican said.

The House is expected to vote on a bill this week before leaving Washington, but Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, has said he still doesn’t support the bipartisan solution put forward by Mr. Cornyn and Rep. Henry Cuellar, Texas Democrat.

The lawmakers introduced the Humane Act, which would expedite the process of deciding whether to allow an unaccompanied minor to stay in the U.S. or to send them home.