PBS NewsHour

Senators Strike a Deal on Filibusters, Averting Showdown

Clip: 07/16/2013 | 12m 23s

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.

Aired: 07/16/13

Rating: NR

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