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PBS NEWSHOUR

Senators Strike a Deal on Filibusters, Averting Showdown

  • Aired: 07/16/2013
  • 12:23
  • Rating: NR
After closed talks, Sen. Harry Reid announced a compromise to break a partisan stalemate and avoid making changes to the current rules on filibustering. Gwen Ifill talks to Sens. Jeff Merkley, D-Ore., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., about how the Senate averted a showdown over nominee confirmations.
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