Senators fail to reach ‘nuclear option’ deal, but some hopeful as deadline nears
July 15th, 2013
10:29 PM ET
9 months ago

Senators fail to reach ‘nuclear option’ deal, but some hopeful as deadline nears

Washington (CNN) – In a rare, private meeting with nearly all 100 senators Monday night, the upper chamber failed to come up with a deal to avert the so-called nuclear option—a partisan threat by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid that would eliminate filibusters for executive-branch nominees.

But after the nearly four-hour meeting, senators said Reid and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell are expected to keep talking before a Tuesday deadline.
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