Senators DeMint and Brownback Open to GOP Filibusters to Force Hearing on Medicare Chief

July 28, 2010 | 3:55 PM EDT
At a press conference on Wednesday, Senators Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) and Sam Brownback (R-Kan.) indicated they were open to filibustering any and all legislation by Republicans in the Senate until a confirmation hearing is held for Dr. Donald Berwick, who was recently recess-appointed by President Obama to head the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.