Can Congress be fixed?
Two former congressmen – Republican Tom Davis of Virginia and Democrat Martin Frost of Texas – have joined forces to make the case that it can be. In a co-authored book, “Partisan Divide: Congress in Crisis,” the bipartisan pair lay out a series of recommended steps that Congress could take to ease the gridlock of Capitol Hill.
But there’s a catch: Congress can’t do it alone.
“I think it’s unlikely, if Congress is left to their own devices, that they'll do any of this,” Frost said during an interview with “Top Line.” “The only way that can be changed is if the public demands some change.”
But there are two things Congress can do right away, they said, even if the public won’t have the chance to make their voices heard in an election for another two years.
“If they could pass legislation requiring every congressional district in the country to draw congressional districts into bipartisan commissions,” Frost, 73, said. “Secondly, they could pass one thingRead More »from A bipartisan duo has a plan to fix Congress (no, really!)