ON THE HILL WITH DOUG CHRISTIAN
CAPITOL HILL – As the United States enters day 20 of a government shutdown, congress is frustrated with a president they perceive doesn’t keep his word negotiating.
Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) of Vermont speaks of his frustration about Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell not bringing up bills passed by the House of Representatives to open the government.
(Audio: Pat Leahy on the primary constitutional role of the US Congress.)
Sen. Leahy tells TMN of his experience with former Senate Majority Leader Mike Mansfield, on negotiating strategy.
(Audio: Pat Leahy on Mansfield instructing Leahy to always keep your word.)
Doug Christian, Capitol Hill