House conservatives are balking at Senate's Homeland Security funding deal

Democrats are in a standoff with House Republicans over Homeland Security funding
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The Senate is moving closer to voting on a "clean" Homeland Security Department funding bill, stripped of a provision in the House Republican version that would neuter President Obama's immigration program. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan is to hold two votes, one on DHS funding and another on a separate bill to counter Obama's executive orders, but it faces "an uncertain future in the House, where Republican leaders conspicuously refused to embrace it," report David Nakamura and Sean Sullivan in The Washington Post.

"I don't know what's not to like about this," McConnell said Tuesday. "This is an approach that respects both points of view." House Republicans are meeting on Wednesday morning, after a weeklong break, to discuss what's wrong with McConnell's plan. DHS funding runs out on Friday.

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