First two bipartisan economic bills in the House, and now the Immigration Reform..
A big part of this might be the loss in November, and Repubs being kept out of power. But also, they don’t have to/can’t “get rid of” Obama anymore.
From Molly Ball, The Atlantic:
From immigration reform to the debt ceiling, there are rampant signs the Capitol isn’t the gridlocked mess to which we’ve become accustomed.
Don’t look now, but things are actually getting done in Washington, D.C.
Witness the last month: We didn’t go over the fiscal cliff. We averted (at least for the moment) a debt-ceiling standoff. On Monday, Congress passed, with barely any drama, aid for victims of Hurricane Sandy. And the bipartisan push for comprehensive immigration reform seems to be going awfully well.
Could Washington really be getting less dysfunctional? Are we seeing an abatement of the constant rancor and gridlock that have so defined Congress in recent years? And if we were, would we even know what it looked like?
Is Washington Getting Less Dysfunctional