The hot rhetoric on the edges of Congressâ€™ political spectrum gets most of the attention, but it also gets in the way of action. So itâ€™s encouraging to hear about the Center Aisle Caucus, which was founded in June and includes 20-some Democrats and 20-some Republicans. “We can disagree without screaming at each other,” Rep. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., recently told an Overland Park town hall crowd. Good first efforts have included work toward allowing Medicare officials to negotiate lower drug prices with pharmaceutical companies and boosting soldier benefits. “Iâ€™m convinced that 80 percent of the issues we deal with in Congress should not be partisan,” said Rep. Dennis Moore, D-Lenexa â€” in a statement that would seem obvious if it werenâ€™t so contrary to the polarized status quo on Capitol Hill.
Posted by Rhonda Holman
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