A Politico story headlined, “Don’t look now, but the Senate’s actually working,” highlighted recent bipartisan progress in the chamber on bills addressing highways, ethics, the U.S. Postal Service and violence against women. “The committees are introducing bills; they’re moving to the floor; and leaders are allowing amendments – it’s like a lesson out of ‘Schoolhouse Rock,’ if you can ignore for a moment the constant partisan wrestling over the airwaves,” Politico reported. The article noted how Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich., and ranking Republican Sen. Pat Roberts of Kansas worked with Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., to allow votes on dozens of amendments leading up to Thursday’s passage of the farm bill. Asked how the deal came together, Roberts said: “Great leadership from Stabenow and Roberts.”
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