Should have been separate issues in the first place.
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Because Democrats refuse to stop their filibuster of a Homeland Security funding bill, Senate Republicans apparently plan to offer a new, “clean” bill — just what Democrats have demanded.
In remarks on the Senate floor Monday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell indicated he has no choice:
“Now, my preference is still to debate and pass the funding legislation that’s currently before us. It’s already passed the House. It’s the simplest and easiest way forward. And if Democrats think it needs to be amended, I’m sure they’ll try to do that. They just need to let us bring it to the floor first.