WASHINGTON (AP) - Maine U.S. Sens. Susan Collins and Angus King will be part of a congressional delegation paying a visit soon to the U.S.-Mexican border to gather more information about the immigration crisis.
The lawmakers plan to stop at a U.S. Border Patrol station in South Texas and Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio during the trip, which was organized by Collins. The base is housing thousands of unaccompanied children from central America who have crossed the U.S. border in recent months.
Congress, meanwhile, has been stymied in attempts to pass legislation aimed at addressing the border crisis. House Republican leaders on Thursday abandoned a vote on a $659 million bill after failing to lock up conservative support.
King said in a statement Thursday that any proposed solutions must be "delicate and complex."