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July 21, 2014


The Senate Does Not Work Anymore

Washington Post: "The Senate went three months this spring without voting on a single legislative amendment, the nitty-gritty kind of work usually at the heart of congressional lawmaking. So few bills have been approved this year, and so little else has gotten done, that many senators say they are spending most of their time on insignificant and unrewarding work."

More color: "Senators say that they increasingly feel like pawns caught between Majority Leader Harry M. Reid (D-NV) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), whose deep personal and political antagonisms have almost immobilized the Senate. The two men so distrust each other, and each is so determined to deny the other even the smallest political success, that their approach to running the Senate has been reduced to a campaign of mutually assured dysfunction."












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