Sen. Kennedy: Pres. Trump’s proposal to end the shutdown represents progress

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4:24 PM PT – Sun. January 20, 2019

Sen. John Kennedy, R-La., arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) ** FILE **

Senator John Kennedy (R-L.A.) says he will vote for President’s Trump’s latest proposal to reopen the federal government.

Speaking on Fox’s Face the Nation on Sunday, Senator Kennedy praised the President’s proposal, saying it represents “progress” in the ongoing bipartisan talks.

He added, however, the initiative isn’t perfect.

On Saturday, the President proposed a 3-year extension of immigration status for DACA-recipients and temporarily-protected migrants, in exchange for border wall funding.

Senator Kennedy also said centrist democrats could back the President’s offer, adding “I can promise you that the more centrist democrats right now are glad the President put something on the table.”

Further, Kennedy warned democrats from “bringing a plan to him [President Trump] that doesn’t include a wall, it’s dead as four o’clock.”

For his part, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnel (R-KY) said he would bring the President’s proposal up for a vote this week.

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