US Republican leaders say do not hold defense hostage to immigration
WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The White House and U.S.
Republican congressional leaders, speaking after talks with
Democrats, said on Wednesday lawmakers should not hold funding
for defense "hostage" to immigration policy.
Speaking after negotiations with Democratic congressional
leaders on funding the government, the Republicans said reaching
a spending deal was important. "It also remains important that
members of Congress do not hold funding for our troops hostage
for immigration policy," it said, suggesting that Democrats had
sought to link the two.
The statement was issued jointly by the White House and the
offices of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House
Speaker Paul Ryan, both Republicans.
(Reporting by Susan Cornwell; Editing by James Dalgleish)
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