January 3, 2019 / 6:15 PM / 7 months ago

McConnell - U.S. Senate will only consider shutdown-ending bills Trump would sign

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) returns to the U.S. Capitol to speak on the floor of the U.S. Senate after meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump at the White House, as deadlines for a federal government shutdown loom in Washington, U.S. December 21, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Thursday laid out the terms for taking up legislation to end the current government shutdown, saying his Republican-dominated chamber would not consider any bill President Donald Trump would refuse to sign.

“Let me say it again: The Senate will not take up any proposal that does not have a real chance of passing this chamber and getting a presidential signature,” McConnell said on the Senate floor.

Reporting by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Steve Orlofsky

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