Debunking the myth of legislative gridlock

Laws and policy are being made in Washington — both inside Congress and out. Tom Williams/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images So much for gridlock. President Joe Biden’s US$1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan is moving steadily through a series of crucial votes in the House and Senate. Its progress toward passage is part of a process known as “reconciliation,” which would allow Democrats to enact the plan without a single GOP vote. Of course, the massive bill could still be derailed, but President Joe Biden has already forged ahead on a flurry of executive orders on climate change, immigration, …

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