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Kaine Statement On Senate Compromise To Avoid Nuclear Option, Confirm Executive Appointments

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today following the announcement of a compromise to allow confirmation votes for seven of President Barack Obama’s nominees:

“Yesterday, the entire Senate body came together and did something we rarely do – listen to each other for three and a half hours. As a result, we were able to find an acceptable compromise on pending executive nominations. I’m happy we’ve been able to find similar compromise on a number of issues recently, including comprehensive immigration reform, and what we did last night proves we have the ability to do it on even more issues going forward.”