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McConnell vows return of functioning Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 00:58

Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, who is poised to become Senate's new majority leader, says the Senate will pass legislation and will function as it should. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell, who is expected to become the Senate majority leader in January when Republicans take control of the chamber, on Wednesday (November 5) said the Senate would work with President Obama to find common ground and leave dysfunction behind. At a news conference in Louisville, Kentucky, McConnell said he believed Obama was interested in moving forward on trade agreements and tax reform, two issues at a Washington standstill in the face of political differences. "We're going to pass legislation. Some of it he may not like, but we're going to function. This gridlock and dysfunction can be ended. It can be ended by having a Senate that actually works," McConnell said. Other issues where major differences exist include the Affordable Care Act, the Dodd-Frank Act and immigration, McConnell said. Obama plans to meet with congressional leaders from both parties at the White House on Friday to take stock of the new political landscape.

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McConnell vows return of functioning Senate

Wednesday, November 05, 2014 - 00:58