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So here are some of the details as we understand them up from the senate bill.
Put forward by a minority leader Mitch McConnell as well as majority leader have Harry Reid.
It would allow the continuing resolution through January 15 that would fund the government.
Through mid January -- and it would also allow a debt ceiling increase.
Through February 17.
I'm sorry through February 7.
That obviously would allow the country to pay the bills for that amount on time the president.
Will retain the ability to take extraordinary measures you know that was one of the sticking points yesterday.
When conservatives wanted to deny him the extraordinary measures opportunity.
To move money around to pay the country's bills on top of that there is income verification for those who receive subsidies.
All -- insurance exchanges under obamacare that is the one.
Apparently issue involving Obama care in this proposed compromise.
And there are also instructions for a bipartisan budget committee to report by mid December.
These sequester we understand would stay as is no flexibility.
To change anything that's in the sequester.
Doesn't sound like a huge deal but these days on Washington in Washington.
It's hard to get anything agreed on so we'll see how this one go -- let's.
The street to Capitol Hill an outstanding pilot that senator Angus King he's an independent from Maine he's been a part of a few bipartisan -- over the last few days.
Senator first of all my city back and the program's been awhile since he chatted.
-- nice to be with you since coming a little bit about this deal what do you know about it what can you tell our viewers.
Well -- it was just outlined and that's it that's all line know what I've been hearing in the last hour is that they're close they're close they're close and now apparently in just in the last few minutes.
People have said that they actually have the language and that.
The details will be emerging but.
Essentially the good news is that we're gonna get through this shut down default situation.
The bad news is it's only for two or three months I mean this is because my father used to say a hell of a way to run a railroad.
And it it's certainly not much of a way to running government either and I hope eventually we can get off of this crisis to crisis.
Way of government.
I'm sure a lot of our viewers share that sentiment as well I wanna talk to you about some of -- -- bigger issues and in just a moment I'm curious about the timeline.
I've even made aware of any of votes coming up over the next few hours how do you see this playing out so that we don't want -- into that danger zone aware.
We're on the verge of defaulting and how confident are you that this deal actually passed through the house.
Well I'm reasonably confident I mean I think it's been clear for a months now that if speaker Boehner brought.
Something like this to the floor of the house.
It would pass with enough democratic and Republican votes he's been.
Holding to the so called pastor rule where he has to have a majority of his caucus before even brings a bill to the floor.
I don't think he's going to be able to maintain that today what I'm hearing is that the house is going to move some things.
It'll be over to the senate and senate could move very fast now the other.
Big question mark is whether senator cruise and Mike Lee and and some of the other folks that have been.
Working this hard from their point of view are going to.
Try to filibuster slow things down object.
And so the question is can we take care of this in a day or so.
Even by tonight or is it gonna drag out into the weekend because.
Of the rear guard action by those who.
Don't -- -- see a settlement occur it's going to occur I think now it's just a question.
Whether it's going to be in the next 24 hours or.
The next 72 hours.
Aren't a lot of what -- so -- leave those until we learn a little bit more from some of those numbers and off again more of a timeline senator we talked the day after.
You were elected into office and one of the things that you say it's -- he said.
Unless we start talking to each other finding some common ground is the public -- the people that end up suffering and I hope to nudge the senate.
And the right direction -- need all of this.
How bad is it is it fixable with the members that are currently in office or do some real changes have to be -- Well it's it's pretty bad -- in some ways it's worse than I expected although we.
We have been able to do some things on a bipartisan basis the student loan compromise.
In the us senate the immigration bill were pretty solidly bipartisan and they're little bill's passing here and there but.
When you get to this budget stuff you're talking about the core values of the two parties and it's.
Very hard to resolve but.
What worries me Jana is.
And I heard -- interview with the Republican congressman before he was right that the way you change laws and make policy in this country is by winning elections.
And what bothers me is this.
Using the the debt ceiling or -- or -- funding of the government as a weapon to get something that you want that you couldn't get.
Because you don't have enough seats in the senate -- you don't have the presidency so I'd like to get back to democracy with a small.
Following the constitution.
And abide by the rules as they've been established -- not go through this constant.
Hostage taking situation to get something in that process that you couldn't get through the normal for.
He's heard the term hostage taking from the Democrats you're an independent that you -- caucus with the Democrats you also had a meeting with.
Folks like senator Collins who came forward with an idea bipartisan efforts to try to fix this a few days ago.
How do you feel about how the Democrats have treated the Republicans in this in this sixteen days do you think both sides are guilty.
Districts back -- have not elevating the conversation or do you agree with how the Democrats have handled it.
Well like I think there's been -- pretty some pretty hot rhetoric that I don't think contributes to a solution.
You know I've met John Boehner I don't think he's.
A bad guy I think he's doing a very difficult job as well as he can he's in a very.
Tough situation over there so.
Yeah I I think we could be a little calmer on both sides about what's going all night I use the word hostage because I don't know how else to characterize it when somebody says.
We're not gonna let the government run.
And we're gonna flirt with that the -- -- the full faith and credit unless we get what we want and if you -- all this all started out with an effort to defund them.
Fundamentally repeal -- the the Affordable Care Act.
That didn't work the votes weren't there to do it so it shifted to other kinds of things but.
Whoever's playing that game I think it's a bad it's it's a bad way to go because it.
And again if you want to make policy the thing you have to do is win election.
Senator king it's great to talk to I know you said that you were gonna try to bond with some other former governors in the senate.
And see if you can kind of coalescing group that bipartisanship around -- I hope -- come back talk just a little bit about your -- there and it's thanks in the program.
That that's that's definitely starting to happen in three of the members of the group of the bipartisan group with Susan Collins and Joseph Manchin.
Were former governors and I like to think that we have something to bring to this process as we understand about compromise and we understand.
About getting things done.
What that's what you said about the governor's they had that experience that they're huge how a senator kaine great to see you with bird having -- done.
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