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Congress: Food Stamps and Filibusters

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Despite a late-night, closed-door meeting with nearly all 100 senators present, Democrats and Republicans failed to reach an agreement on how to proceed with President Obama's nominations. Republicans are threatening to filibuster, and Democrats are vowing to change the Senate rules to avoid the block. Steven Dennis, White House correspondent and Congressional Leadership editor for Roll Call, talks about the gridlock, the ongoing impact on food stamps from last week's Farm Bill, and more news from DC.

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