As the new session of Congress kicks off, there is substantial concern that it is headed for the same kind of gridlock as in the last one. Indeed, 2020 was the least productive year for Congress in recent memory. The violent clashes at the Capitol this week have further added to the public notion of a fractured country. One of the common reasons for this state of affairs is that Americans are divided on the issues and there is little that lawmakers can do without fear of backlash from their constituents.
The Common Ground of the American People: Policy Positions Supported by Both Democrats and Republicans
School Authors: Steven Kull
Other Authors: Program for Public Consultation