UPDATE: McConnell praises border security pact reached by congressional negotiators
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised the tentative agreement reached by congressional negotiators on border security, saying that Democrats "walked away from two extreme positions." On the Senate floor, McConnell hailed as victories the fact Democrats did agree to fund new barriers as well as the lack of a limit on Immigration and Customs Enforcement detainees. "I look forward to reviewing the full text as soon as possible and hope the Senate can act on this legislation in short order," he said. The White House has yet to reveal its stance on the deal, which could avert a government shutdown.
-Steve Goldstein; 415-439-6400; AskNewswires@dowjones.com
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