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Reforming Congress: A starting point


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Trent Lott Tom Daschle

When Senators Trent Lott and Tom Daschle ran the Senate, partisan politics was nonexistent and the chamber ran with no hiccups.

Well, not exactly.

In the late 1990s and early 2000s, they dealt with President Bill Clinton’s impeachment, controversial tax cuts, and welfare reform just to name a few contentious issues.

But Tuesday, the two former majority leaders said that partisanship has gotten so extreme that things need to change…

The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Commission on Political Reform offered changes to the legislative system and the electoral process, recommendations that Daschle said are aimed at transforming Congress “into a high performing” entity.