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Mitch McConnell and John Thune

What we learned from Senate mics

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday that Republicans won’t accept a comprehensive $105 billion national-security funding package without a “serious” fix for the U.S.-Mexico border.

As we’ve noted before, Republicans have leverage to force some of their priorities into the overall package: the 60-vote threshold.

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