The House of Representatives and Senate on Friday passed differing versions of a short-term measure providing continued funding for the Department of Homeland Security. In actuality, though, Friday's floor action on the measure was intended more to provide a vehicle for Congress to negotiate a deal between itself and President Trump on border security funding.
The following summarizes major points of the measures:
- Funding for Physical Barriers. With respect to border security funding, there are no special provisions in the measure that would increase the amount of funding provided in the Fiscal Year 2018 Omnibus Appropriations Act.
That law provided a total of $1.561 BILLION for construction of barriers and associated technology along the U.S. border with Mexico, including $1.337 BILLION for the actual construction of more than 90 miles of barriers.
Under that law, that $1.337 BILLION could be used in Texas and California for the replacement of existing primary pedestrian fencing and the replacement of existing secondary barriers, with $641 of the total to be used for new primary pedestrian and levee fencing in Texas' Rio Grande Valley sector. The law specified that existing barrier designs be used.
- Authorization Matters. With respect to immigration programs, both versions of the the measure would extend by cross reference the following five expired immigration programs:
- Add-Ons. The House-passed version of the measure also contains language providing for back pay to furloughed federal employees in the Department of Homeland Security and reimbursing states for funds they have paid to keep federal operations going.
Debate on the measure was floor managed by House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chair Lucile Roybal-Allard (D-CA) for the majority and House Appropriations Committee Ranking Minority Member Kay Granger (R-TX). 
- Motion to Recommit with Instructions. Republicans offered a motion to recommit (MTR) the bill, with instructions. The instructions contained in the motion seek to require the bill to be reported back to the House with an amendment striking the date February 28, 2019 and inserting January 24, 2019. That motion failed by a vote of 200-214. 
In all, 13 Democrats voted in favor of the MTR. No Republicans voted against it.
The 13 Democrats who supported the MTR were Representatives Anthony Brindisi (D-NY), Joe Cunningham (R-SC), Sharice Davids (D-KS), Jared Golden (D-ME), Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Kendra Horn (D-OK), Conor Lamb (D-PA), Ben McAdams (D-UT), Max Rose (D-NY), Mikie Sherrill (D-NJ), Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Xochitl Torres Small (D-NM), and Jeff Van Drew (D-NJ).
- Passage of the Bill. Once the MTR was disposed of, the House passed the measure by a vote of 231-180. 
One Democrat voted against the bill; five Republicans voted for it.
The Democrat who voted against the bill was Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY). The five Republicans voting in favor of the measure were Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Will Hurd (R-TX), John Katko (R-NY), Chris Smith (R-NJ), and Elise Stefanik (R-NY).
The vehicle that was chosen to carry the three week-long CR was H.J. Res. 28. The vehicle chosen to carry the border security provisions was H.J. Res. 31.
Senate Floor Consideration. After President Trump reached agreement with Congress on a path forward to reopen the shuttered functions of the federal government, the Senate took up H.J. Res. 31, amending it to change the date through which it extends funding to February 15, 2019, and passing the amended measure by a voice vote.
Final House Floor Consideration. Moments after the Senate passed the amended version of H.J. Res. 31, the House appointed conferees to resolve the differences between the House and Senate versions of the measure.
Next Steps. Now that the House and Senate have passed H.R. differing versions of H.J. Res. 31 and a conference committee has been established, the next step in the process is for the conferees to begin the negotiations aimed at devising a border funding deal that House and Senate Democrats, House and Senate Republicans, and the President can all agree to.
 Click HERE to see a transcript of the House floor debate on H.J. Res. 31, as printed in the January 24, 2019, edition of the Congressional Record
 House Roll Call Number 50, January 24, 2019
 House Roll Call Number 51, January 24, 2019