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Wasserman Schultz: Lawmakers Can't Trust McConnell

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By    |   Monday, 22 January 2018 04:41 PM

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., on Monday said lawmakers can't trust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to commit to a comprehensive immigration bill.

"There's no trust here on the House side because there has been none earned," she told CNN's Brooke Baldwin.

"The Republican leadership in the House has not been included in this deal, was not asked to sign off and actually, over the weekend when Paul Ryan was asked to sign off, he said no. And so the bill that I'll have in front of me has no confirmation from me and my comfort level that even if they get momentum that the House will take it up or that the president will sign it."

The Senate chamber agreed 81 to 18 Monday to end debate on a new short-term spending bill, a procedural move that clears the way for a temporary funding plan through Feb. 8. The House must also approve the bill and President Donald Trump must sign it as well.

Democrats had sought firmer guarantees from Republican leadership on immigration, specifically language protecting people in the DACA program, but McConnell was reluctant to accept terms. McConnell on Monday said that if lawmakers could not find bipartisan solutions on immigration, military spending, disaster aid and other issues by the Feb. 8 deadline then he would hold a vote on those matters.

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Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., on Monday said lawmakers can't trust Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to commit to a comprehensive immigration bill.
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