January 22, 2018 / 3:48 PM / 9 months ago

Moderate Republican senators urge firmer pledge on immigration from McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three moderate Republican U.S. senators on Monday, emerging from a bipartisan meeting aimed at trying to end the government shutdown, said there could enough support if Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell made a firmer commitment to move legislation that would address so-called Dreamer immigrants.

FILE PHOTO: Senator Susan Collins (R-ME) speaks to reporters as she arrives for a nomination vote at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 19, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

“It would ... be helpful if Senator McConnell’s language were stronger,” Senator Susan Collins, standing alongside fellow Republicans Lindsey Graham and Jeff Flake, told reporters.

Reporting by Susan Heavey; Editing by Tim Ahmann

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