Mitch McConnell: Senate needs to figure out where Trump stands on the immigration bill before it can pass one.
Senate Republican leaders said Wednesday that they want to take up a bipartisan immigration bill.
Talks on crafting a bill that would protect hundreds of thousands of young undocumented immigrants while boosting border security measures and revising other immigration policy hit a snag in recent days, partly due to Trump’s rejection of a bipartisan Senate deal presented to him Thursday. Only eight days ago, Trump told lawmakers that he would sign essentially whatever they put in front of him to resolve several immigration issues.
As negotiations continue, GOP senators say they need to see what Trump would sign before they can proceed.
“I’m looking for something that President Trump supports. And he’s not yet indicated what measure he’s willing to sign,” McConnell told reporters Wednesday. “As soon as we figure out what he is for, then I would be convinced that we were not just spinning our wheels going to this issue on the floor but actually dealing with a bill that has a chance to become law and therefore solve the problem.”
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