GOP Leaders: Don’t Expect A Productive 2016
Coming off a year where Congress enacted multiple bipartisan laws -- including resolving the "doc fix" and passing a massive spending bill to fund the government -- lawmakers are setting a low bar for legislation in 2016.
The Wall Street Journal:
Republican Congress Sets Low Expectations For 2016 Lawmaking
In 2016, much of what happens in the two chambers will involve Republican attempts to take swipes at Obama administration policies, including the nuclear deal with Iran, an international climate accord reached in Paris, and the Affordable Care Act. (Hughes, 12/20)
The Associated Press:
Education, Transportation Highlight 2015 In Congress
In a chaotic year, when Republicans in the House unseated a speaker, Congress produced a significant amount of bipartisan legislation that affects every American. It enacted laws recasting federal education policy, restricting government access to bulk phone records, renewing highway and transit programs and even resolving a longstanding problem of how Medicare reimburses doctors. (Daly, 12/21)