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Why 11 Oregon state senators aren't showing up for work

Clip: 06/25/2019 | 2m 12s | Video has closed captioning.

In Oregon, 11 important people are missing: Republican state lawmakers, who are nowhere to be found amid a partisan standoff now in its fifth day. The legislators walked out to stop the state Senate from acting on a contentious climate bill that would put in place a so-called cap-and-trade system to limit carbon emissions. As William Brangham reports, there’s no end to the conflict in sight.

Aired: 06/25/19

Rating: NR

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