Polls show that the American public does not hold Congress in high regard. But there have been times this year when Republicans and Democrats have come together and made deals on a variety of issues. Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses Congress’ ability to effectively legislate and govern.
“This has been a country where proud principled partisans look at each other in the eye and say, ‘I disagree with you. Now, I want to understand what you think.’ It’s the construction collision of ideas, where people who really know and care about the future come together and work it out.”