Sen. Wicker Plays Role in Senate Filibuster Deal

Sen. Wicker plays role in senate filibuster deal

Reid’s office has also been in touch with GOP senators led by John McCain overnight and early Tuesday. McCain has also been holding talks with Schumer. The two spoke repeatedly on Monday past 11 p.m., as they did throughout the weekend. Schumer said the tentative agreement was sparked by McCain’s doggedness — and Sen. Roger Wicker’s (R-Miss.) request to get all senators in one room together on Monday. Once they all were in the Old Senate Chamber it was clear an agreement could be reached, Schumer said.

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