Senate Republicans are hoping to hold a vote on healthcare before July 4th, but gauging the feasibility of that deadline is difficult as the bill’s status and content have been locked up tight behind closed doors, where 13 GOP senators work to hash out a passable bill. It would the first major legislative win of Donald Trump’s young presidency as previous efforts have stalled. Sen. Al Franken (D-MN), who sits on the Senate Health Committee, doesn’t think Republicans will make it to the 50 votes they’ll need to pass the bill due to divisions within the Senate GOP. He joins Soledad O’Brien for a discussion on attempts at bipartisanship, progress on healthcare and his calls to investigate the President’s finances.

Related Videos

  • June 10, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien sits down with Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Al Franken (D-MN) to discus...

    Watch now
  • Sen. Moran: Trump Air Traffic Plan Harmful to Travelers

    June 10, 2017

    Sen. Moran: Trump Air Traffic Plan Harmful to Travelers

    June 10, 2017

    Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony dominated Washington’s attention this week, wh...

    Watch now
  • Extended Interview: Watergate Prosecutor on Russia Probe

    June 3, 2017

    Extended Interview: Watergate Prosecutor on Russia Probe

    June 3, 2017

    Jill Wine-Banks, well-known for her grilling of President Nixon’s secretary Rose Mary Wood...

    Watch now
  • Watergate Prosecutor Compares Russia Probe to Nixon Investigation

    June 3, 2017

    Watergate Prosecutor Compares Russia Probe to Nixon Investigation

    June 3, 2017

    Investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election are expanding. ...

    Watch now
  • Freshman Congressmen on Trump’s 100 Days

    April 29, 2017

    Freshman Congressmen on Trump’s 100 Days

    April 29, 2017

    This weekend marks President Trump’s first 100 days in office. This arbitrary benchmark fo...

    Watch now
  • Rep. Beyer: Dems Are Looking For a New Direction

    December 10, 2016

    Rep. Beyer: Dems Are Looking For a New Direction

    December 10, 2016

    As the Republican Party prepares to reset the nation’s political agenda, Democrats are see...

    Watch now
  • Oddmakers Predict Democratic Senate Takeover

    October 29, 2016

    Oddmakers Predict Democratic Senate Takeover

    October 29, 2016

    With just over one week before voters cast their final election ballots, seven Senate race...

    Watch now
  • Perez: Firing of Comey “Affront to Democracy”

    May 13, 2017

    Perez: Firing of Comey “Affront to Democracy”

    May 13, 2017

    It’s been a chaotic week in Washington by any standard. Democrats are spurring public outr...

    Watch now

Latest

  • Baltimore Ravens Ben Watson on Trip to Refugee Camps in Lebanon

    June 17, 2017

    Baltimore Ravens Ben Watson on Trip to Refugee Camps in Lebanon

    June 17, 2017

    Benjamin Watson – best known as the tight end for the Baltimore Ravens – is a fa...

    Watch now
  • Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Clarkston, GA is a small town of just 1.1 square miles outside of Atlanta and is...

    Watch now
  • A Photo Bringing Together Holocaust Survivors

    June 10, 2017

    A Photo Bringing Together Holocaust Survivors

    June 10, 2017

    A best-selling memoir is bringing these child Holocaust survivors together – or ...

    Watch now
  • Fighting Terrorism on Twitter

    June 10, 2017

    Fighting Terrorism on Twitter

    June 10, 2017

    Recent terror attacks have led to increased calls from world leaders for major t...

    Watch now
  • Sen. Franken: Congress Needs to Find Common Ground

    June 10, 2017

    Sen. Franken: Congress Needs to Find Common Ground

    June 10, 2017

    Senate Republicans are hoping to hold a vote on healthcare before July 4th, but ...

    Watch now
  • Sen. Moran: Trump Air Traffic Plan Harmful to Travelers

    June 10, 2017

    Sen. Moran: Trump Air Traffic Plan Harmful to Travelers

    June 10, 2017

    Former FBI Director James Comey’s testimony dominated Washington’s attention thi...

    Watch now
  • Watergate Prosecutor Compares Russia Probe to Nixon Investigation

    June 3, 2017

    Watergate Prosecutor Compares Russia Probe to Nixon Investigation

    June 3, 2017

    Investigations into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election are e...

    Watch now
  • Expert: Paris Accord Decision Could Leave U.S. Economy Behind

    June 3, 2017

    Expert: Paris Accord Decision Could Leave U.S. Economy Behind

    June 3, 2017

    President Donald Trump pulled out of the Paris Climate Agreement this week, spar...

    Watch now
  • Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Searching For A Better Life in America

    June 17, 2017

    Clarkston, GA is a small town of just 1.1 square miles outside of Atlanta and is...

    Watch now
  • A Photo Bringing Together Holocaust Survivors

    June 10, 2017

    A Photo Bringing Together Holocaust Survivors

    June 10, 2017

    A best-selling memoir is bringing these child Holocaust survivors together – or ...

    Watch now
  • Manufacturing in Need of Employees

    May 20, 2017

    Manufacturing in Need of Employees

    May 20, 2017

    Since the end of the recession, the manufacturing industry has been growing – bo...

    Watch now
  • Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Health Advocates: Defunding Planned Parenthood Could Leave Women Behind

    April 22, 2017

    Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers could lose federal funding in so...

    Watch now
  • ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    ‘Fugees of Georgia Making America a Second Home

    April 15, 2017

    Every state except for Wyoming has hubs of refugees from all over the globe, par...

    Watch now
  • Understanding Another Cause of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Understanding Another Cause of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    As an army photographer, Jacob Fadley captured the horrific scenes of war, inclu...

    Watch now
  • Combating Wounds Within: Robert Vessels

    April 1, 2017

    Combating Wounds Within: Robert Vessels

    April 1, 2017

    Within a week of graduating high school, Robert Vessels was in basic training to...

    Watch now
  • Decorated War Vet Combating the Stigma of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Decorated War Vet Combating the Stigma of PTSD

    April 1, 2017

    Retired Army Colonel Greg Gadson is a decorated war hero with a Purple Heart. Af...

    Watch now
  • June 10, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 17, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien sits down with Senators Jerry Moran (R-KS) and Al Franken (D-MN)...

    Watch now
  • June 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    June 10, 2017

    Soledad O'Brien speaks with Watergate special prosecutor Jill Wine-Banks to disc...

    Watch now
  • May 27, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    May 27, 2017

    June 3, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien speaks with Tulsa, OK Public Sch...

    Watch now
  • May 13, 2017

    May 20, 2017

    May 13, 2017

    May 20, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact, Soledad O'Brien visits DNC headquarter to ask Ch...

    Watch now
  • May 6, 2017

    May 13, 2017

    May 6, 2017

    May 13, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, we dive into the First Amen...

    Watch now
  • April 29, 2017

    May 6, 2017

    April 29, 2017

    May 6, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien, we look at President Trump'...

    Watch now
  • April 22, 2017

    April 29, 2017

    April 22, 2017

    April 29, 2017

    This weekend on Matter of Fact with Soledad O'Brien we dive into Republican town...

    Watch now
  • April 15, 2017

    April 22, 2017

    April 15, 2017

    April 22, 2017

    Matter of Fact comes to you this week from New York City. Soledad O'Brien is joi...

    Watch now