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Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, after committee approval of his bill that would waive the lie detector test of police and military applying to be Border Patrol agents. He called the current requirement an “insult” to those who served. (Photo by Megan Janetsky/Cronkite News)

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Bills to ease Border Patrol hiring advance in Senate, stall in House

A Senate committee Wednesday approved a bill that would make it easier to hire Border Patrol officers by waiving polygraph tests for applicants who are current or former military, police or other law enforcement officers.