US Ambassador: Debt stalemate 'not our finest hour'
20 October 2013 Last updated at 11:14 BST
Following the last-ditch deal to agree the federal budget, US Ambassador to the UK Matthew W Barzun has said "management by crisis needs to stop".
Ambassador Barzun told Andrew Marr that the in-fighting on Capitol Hill had hurt the reputation of the US around the world.
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