Entrance Interviews: Incoming Senators Look to Tackle Gridlock
Before the new Congress convenes in January, the PBS NewsHour has been speaking with a handful of incoming freshman senators. Check back here for those conversations.
Watch Thursday's NewsHour for a discussion with Sen.-elect Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.
[View the story "Entrance Interviews: Incoming Senators Look to Tackle Gridlock" on Storify]Entrance Interviews: Incoming Senators Look to Tackle GridlockBefore the new Congress convenes in January, the PBS NewsHour will speak with a handful of incoming freshman senators. Check back here for those conversations.
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Nov. 29 I Correspondent Ray Suarez spoke with U.S. Representative turned Sen.-elect Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., who will take over retiring Sen. Jon Kyl's seat. Flake reflected on his hopes for the next term, including how he plans to work across party lines to find solutions to U.S. budget issues.Talking Revenue, Transition to Senate With Jeff FlakepbsnewshourNov. 23 I Judy Woodruff sat down with former Virginia Gov. Tim Kaine, newly elected to the U.S. Senate. The Democratic lawmaker discussed his optimism for Congress, being able to work across the aisle, his hopes for finding the right way to balance the budget and make compromises on tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans.Senator Tim Kaine 'Heartened' by Bipartisan Budget SolutionspbsnewshourNov. 19 I Angus King is one of two Independents in the incoming U.S. Senate, after winning a seat in Maine held for 18 years by retiring Republican Sen. Olympia Snowe. King is expected to caucus with Democrats. Jeffrey Brown spoke to the senator-elect after his win.Incoming Independent Senator King on Caucusing With the Demspbsnewshour
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