Senator Angus King Urges Capitol Hill to Come Together

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Senate Armed Services Committee member Sen. Angus King (I-ME) questions former U.S. Senator Chuck Hagel (R-NE) during his confirmation hearing to become the next secretary of defense on Capitol Hill. (Chip Somodevilla/Getty)

On Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans are struggling to find common ground over the budget, NSA revelations, and the Affordable Care Act. But Angus King, an Independent Senator from Maine, is trying to heal the breach by taking the middle road in partisan battles. 

Senator King stresses that the debt and deficit are serious, but he also thinks Republicans are proposing too many cuts. He wants to protect both national security and privacy, and he's for the Affordable Care Act, but disappointed by its rollout. 

Senator King joins The Takeaway to weigh in on how Congress should come together on the budget battle, NSA revelations, and the Affordable Care Act.

Guests:

Angus King

Hosted by:

Anna Sale

Produced by:

Arwa Gunja

Editors:

T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

CAROLINE from NJ USA

Hooray, for Senator King! I applaud his effort!

Sacred ground really is not so sacred if you are pro-American economy. Political parties have so gerrymandered congressional districts that lines are not just drawn in the sand, but cast in concrete and nothing constructive is being accomplished. This patch and push on type of governing is the pits!

Here's hoping the dysfunction in the House will run it's course and some moderates, much like King, will gain footing with the next round of elections.

Nov. 19 2013 01:44 PM
Lee Clinton from Astoria OR

We should not be so judge mental about selfies . People are only using available technology. Thirty plus years ago friends and I took Polaroid selfies after rafting a river or just listening to music. They are not all egotistical (many are) but possibly more historic record keeping for a good deal of us.

Nov. 19 2013 12:32 PM

Leave a Comment

Register for your own account so you can vote on comments, save your favorites, and more. Learn more.
Please stay on topic, be civil, and be brief.
Email addresses are never displayed, but they are required to confirm your comments. Names are displayed with all comments. We reserve the right to edit any comments posted on this site. Please read the Comment Guidelines before posting. By leaving a comment, you agree to New York Public Radio's Privacy Policy and Terms Of Use.