(WASHINGTON) — As lawmakers struggle to solve the fiscal cliff, they’re also struggling for the right to snack on movie night.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., will make a formal appeal to the Senate Rules Committee in order to allow popcorn into the Senate’s special screening of the movie Lincoln in the Capitol Complex.
The screening, for all senators and their spouses, will take place in the Capitol Visitors Center on Wednesday, Dec. 19.
Since food is not allowed in the room, the Majority Leader’s office must get a special waiver to allow for it.
A Senate aide says Reid’s office is currently going through the process of getting approval — because even senators need their movie snacks.
President Obama held a private screening of the movie at the White House last month.
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