U.S. President Donald Trump delivers remarks on border security and the partial shutdown of the U.S. government in front of a portrait of President George Washington in the Diplomatic Room at the White House in Washington, U.S., January 19, 2019. REUTERS/Yuri Gripas
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