U.S. Senators Get a Lesson in 'Lincoln'

Steven Spielberg visits Washington for a showing of his historical film.
1:58 | 12/20/12

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But with the past few weeks gridlocked on Capitol Hill. Lawmakers took a rather unusual step yesterday they took a break from their work to go to the movies together -- that these senators are hoping for a little. Inspiration in leadership and more importantly and bipartisanship. ABC someone Miller has more. Actor Daniel Day-Lewis -- when in the movie and director Steven Spielberg watched with -- the radar -- -- invited here. By senator Reid. And can be. Ready to. You know. Run the film and don't see both sides sitting in the same room watching a president who. Put the people help in front of the -- This congress is also facing their own -- -- both Republicans and Democrats watched the movie the clock ticked closer to their year end deadline to avoid the fiscal cliff the parallel between the movie and the book. He drama were not. Everybody who shares. His and I political move will -- -- ceiling. Moving for -- and mobility and quality exactly the right way. And an inviting members of the senate leader said that now says his time as any for senators to remember their priorities. Some already heard the message I mean if you see the Movielink and you saw that even back then they were battling for months at a time in order to convince each other to go one way or another. Since when has -- been a problem to actually have a vibrant debate in the United States senate. In this great chamber but since -- what is everybody is scared but scared about. And many hope will help finally close the curtain on this long debate -- But the movie was all in good fun and snacks were served as special rules committee had to approval waiver to allow senators to be able to eat popcorn inside. Something Miller ABC news at the capitol.

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