The Fine Print
A group of party elders say it's time to take a bite out of Washington gridlock.
“We see the two bodies, the House and Senate, they don't really communicate,” said former Sen. Trent Lott, R – Mississippi. “One body passes a bill, it goes nowhere; the other body passes a bill, it goes nowhere. So we reached a point, I think, the American people are really frustrated, they don't like what they're seeing, the lack of cooperation.”
Lott, along with former Sens. Tom Daschle, D –South Dakota, and Olympia Snowe, R – Maine, are co-chairs of the bipartisan “Commission on Political Reform” and sat down with “The Fine Print” to discuss their new report.
After years working in government themselves, this group of retired senators has their share of gripes with the Washington system.
Daschle pointed to Republicans’ “abuse of the filibuster” as his top complaint.
“I think Lyndon Johnson had one filibuster in the six years that he was majority leader. In the last six years, there haveRead More »from The Washington Elders: Retired political leaders team up to tell D.C. to shape up