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McConnell outlines potential plan to avert Homeland Security shutdown
McConnell outlines potential plan to avert Homeland Security shutdown

Eager to spare his party political blame for a Homeland Security Department shutdown, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Tuesday he would attempt to pass a funding bill that is free of provisions targeting President Obama’s immigration policies. McConnell’s strategy, announced after a closed-door discussion with fellow Senate Republicans, faces an uncertain path with just days before a midnight Friday deadline. Conservatives quickly expressed reservations at what they considered another cave-in by Republican leadership, and Democrats said they were skeptical of whether such a plan could pass the House. “All eyes are on Speaker [John A.]...

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