House Votes To Bail Out States

Following the vote for more border funding, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to provide $26 billion to state governments to fund education and health-care programs.

Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords voted in favor of the legislation, which will send roughly $563 million to Arizona to help the state balance its budget. State lawmakers were counting on the money to ensure that it would not have to cut more than than 300,000 people from the state's AHCCCS rolls.

Republicans Jonathan Paton and Jesse Kelly, who are squaring off in the GOP primary that will decide who faces Giffords in November, have not replied to a request for comment on the legislation.

Read more about the legislation here.

The statement from Giffords' office: