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Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member, Republican Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., left, and Democrat Chairman Patrick Leahy, D-Vt., confer before an Immigration hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg/File.)

WASHINGTON – A bipartisan Senate immigration bill would cost the government a net $6.3 trillion over the next 50 years to provide benefits for millions of people now living in the U.S. illegally, the Heritage Foundation said in a report Monday, setting off a fierce dispute with fellow conservatives who attacked the study as flawed and political.

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