Andrea Mitchell Reports, 9/27/13, 1:38 PM ET

Senator calls vote ‘dramatic, intense’

Sen. Barbara Mikulski, calls in from the Senate floor, to talks about the possibility of a government shutdown and the factors that are preventing a compromise between lawmakers.

Sen. Mikulski: Debate on federal funding ‘ping-pong politics’


Sen. Barbara Mikulski joined Andrea Mitchell Reports by phone to talk about the Senate cloture vote on the budget and the “dramatic and intense” atmosphere on the Senate floor.

The senator expressed her disappointment with the original delay of these votes, calling it a “formula for disaster.’

Watch the video above to learn more.

Sen. Mikulski: Debate on federal funding 'ping-pong politics'