Senate Dems agree to GOP plan to fund Homeland Department

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Senate Democrats have agreed to a Republican plan to fund the Homeland Security Department without the immigration provisions opposed by President Barack Obama.

Minority Leader Harry Reid told reporters on Wednesday that he welcomed the opportunity to vote on the measure and said every Democrat will back it.

Reid said he looked forward to working with Republicans to get the measure done in the next 24 hours.

Reid spoke after a closed-door Democratic meeting.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has proposed decoupling the DHS funding from immigration ahead of Friday's midnight deadline for the agency.