10/15/2018

Congress gets along better than some may think. Fox's Chad Pergram explains on today's Speaker's Lobby

I'm Chad Pergram with the Speaker's Lobby.

G.O.P. Arizona Senator Jeff Flake fretted that "tribalism" was on the rise in American politics and is quote "ruining us." Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer came close to calling Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the floor.

Lawmakers shredded civility like a Banksy painting at Sotheby's during the confirmation fight over Kavanaugh. Or have they? Step back from the Kavanaugh cacophony. Examine what lawmakers from both parties in both chambers accomplished in September and early October, with virtually zero fanfare.

Amid the turmoil, Congress approved the first revamp of national aviation policy in years. Then, Congress approved a sweeping, bipartisan measure to combat opioid abuse.

One may wonder how lawmakers can find themselves in an imbroglio over a major issue like Kavanaugh, yet forge bipartisan accords on others. Successful lawmakers know they should compartmentalize their disputes. The enemy today may be your best ally tomorrow.

With the Speaker's Lobby, Chad Pergram. Fox News

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