Sen. John McCain. Photo: Alex Wong / Getty

Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) unveiled a bipartisan immigration bill today, the companion to bipartisan House legislation, which gives permanent legal status to Dreamers who have been in the U.S. since 2013 and ramps up security on the southern border. The bill does not immediately include funding for Trump's wall, the Washington Post reports.

Why it matters: Trump tweeted Monday morning that any DACA deal that doesn't include "the desperately needed WALL is a total waste of time." The bill also does not address family-based (or "chain") migration or the diversity lottery, which have been top White House priorities.

Bottom line: Congress has until Thursday to attach a DACA deal to the spending bill, but Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) says such an agreement is unlikely.

On a call with reporters, Sen. Coons said that the “Common Sense Coalition” started by Sen. Susan Collins has been working on an immigration deal. “I remain hopeful that that group can produce a bipartisan deal that is broader than what the McCain-Coons bill is this morning,” he said. He added that the their bill “provides a good base,” in the case that the coalition doesn’t reach an agreement.

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With President Trump planning to nominate his third Supreme Court justice nominee this week, key Republican senators are indicating their stance on replacing the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg with less than 50 days until Election Day.

The state of play: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Ky.) has vowed that "Trump’s nominee will receive a vote on the floor of the United States Senate." Two GOP senators — Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) — have said they oppose holding a vote before the election, meaning that two more defections would force McConnell to delay until at least the lame-duck session of Congress.

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Biden to Senate GOP after RBG passing: "Please follow your conscience"

Joe Biden made a direct appeal to Senate Republicans in a speech addressing the passing of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, urging them to "cool the flames that have been engulfing our country" by waiting to confirm her replacement until after the election.

The state of play: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said soon after the news of Ginsburg's death that President Trump's nominee would get a vote on the Senate floor.