February 13, 2018 / 8:19 PM / 6 months ago

There should be immigration solution this week: Senate leader McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans and Democrats in the U.S. Senate should be able to come together on a solution over immigration policy by the end of the week, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told reporters on Tuesday.

FILE PHOTO: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) attends a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2018. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

There is “no reason, no reason, not to come together and get a solution this week,” McConnell, a Republican, told reporters. He said Democrats, who had been urging a floor debate on the subject, should bring forward a specific proposal for a Senate vote. “Where’s the plan?”

Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Susan Heavey; Editing by Jonathan Oatis

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