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Republican reaction to Minority Leader Chuck Schumer's proposal to rename the Russell Senate Office Building for John McCain was mixed, even as Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., signed on as a co-sponsor. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, arrives at the Capitol in September. Thursday, despite pleas from Grassley, the Senate defeated an immigration bill that had been backed by the White House. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Senate Fails To Advance Any Immigration Proposals

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., leaves the Senate floor on Monday after the Senate passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government. The House followed suit, and the government is expected to reopen on Tuesday. Drew Angerer/Getty Images hide caption

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President Trump, with House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas., and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, speaks to reporters after a retreat where GOP leaders made plans for 2018. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., says that in 2018, he wants to focus on issues that his party could work with Democrats on. Win McNamee/Getty Images hide caption

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McConnell Ready To 'Move On' From Obamacare Repeal, Others In GOP Say Not So Fast

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (left) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will have a packed schedule when Congress returns this week. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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6 Priorities Congress Has To Deal With In 12 Days

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President Trump made clear on Wednesday that he would like Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to change the chamber's rules if necessary to confirm his Supreme Court nominee. Nicholas Kamm/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker Paul Ryan and fellow Republican leaders Sen. Mitch McConnell and President-elect Donald Trump have big plans for the new year with their party controlling both the White House and Congress. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner listens as President Obama speaks to media during a bipartisan, bicameral leadership meeting at the White House this week. Boehner and others have reacted dismissively to Obama's tax overhaul plan. Carolyn Kaster/AP hide caption

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