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Senator McConnell would support bill making shutdowns more difficult

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) leaves the Senate floor and walks back to his office after the failure of both competing Republican and Democratic proposals to end the partial government shutdown in back to back votes on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., January 24, 2019. REUTERS/Leah Millis
Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday he would support bipartisan legislation to make government shutdowns more difficult as federal agencies returned to work after a partial shutdown that spanned more than a month.

“I’m certainly open to it,” McConnell told reporters.

(Reporting by Amanda Becker and Makini Brice; Writing by Lisa Lambert; Editing by Leslie Adler)

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