Summer Break Delayed

By Tracie Potts

Published 08/01 2014 11:06AM

Updated 08/01 2014 11:08AM

(NBC News)  Lawmakers are supposed to be back home on their first day of summer break, and while a flurry of last-minute votes got them one step closer to the airport, there's still one big issue that hasn't been resolved.

In a scramble to get out of town, Congress got two things done. 

States don't have to worry about a 28-percent cut in federal payments for road projects. Congress is putting $10 billion dollars into the nearly bankrupt Highway Trust Fund.

They also passed a bill that allows the Veterans Administration to hire more workers, open more clinics, and pay for vets who seek outside care. 

But there's a big rift on how much to give President Obama to deal with the unaccompanied children crossing the border, and lawmakers disagree on whether to roll back a 2008 law that defers deportations. 

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