Senate to vote on Trump plan to re-open government this week - McConnell

 Senate to vote on Trump plan to re-open government this week - McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Senate would vote this week on President Donald Trump's proposal to end a partial government shutdown.

McConnell made the remarks on the Senate floor, three days after Trump called on lawmakers to approve $5.7 billion in funding for a wall along the southern border with Mexico in exchange for temporary protections for so-called Dreamers who illegally immigrated to the United States as children and for people who hold temporary protected immigration status.

House Democrats have dismissed the proposal as a non-starter.

(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Writing by Makini Brice; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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Updated Date: Jan 23, 2019 01:06:14 IST