Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Saturday that the Senate will take up President Trump’s plan to tie more than $5 billion for the border wall to temporary legal protections for some undocumented immigrants next week.
“I intend to move to this legislation this week. With bipartisan cooperation, the Senate can send a bill to the House quickly so that they can take action as well,” McConnell said in a statement.
McConnell said Trump’s plan is a “compromise” that includes “priorities from both sides of the aisle.”
“This bill takes a bipartisan approach to re-opening the closed portions of the federal government. It pairs the border security investment that our nation needs with additional immigration measures that both Democrat and Republican members of Congress believe are necessary,” McConnell said.
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