- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 11, 2018

Sen. Mike Rounds said Thursday that he’s open to supporting the tentative DACA deal a bipartisan group of senators have reportedly reached, but declined to offer any details about what’s in the plan.

“I’m going to allow those individuals that have worked so hard on it to be able to lay out, in a format they’re comfortable with, exactly what their plans would propose,” the South Dakota Republican said on CNN. “I’m not going to take anything away from their thunder.”

Both CNN and NBC reported that Sen. Jeff Flake, Arizona Republican, said that a deal had been reached. 

“We’ve got this bipartisan group, we’re at a deal,” Mr. Flake told reporters, according to NBC News. “So we’ll be talking to the White House about that and I hope we can move forward with it, it’s the only game in town. There’s no other bill.”

Mr. Rounds said that DACA and a path to citizenship are addressed in the bill. He said that he is “open” to supporting the bill, but also emphasized that White House support is crucial.

“I think they’re moving in the right direction, doesn’t mean it’s going to be perfect, but the key is whether or not the White House is prepared to back it,” he said.

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