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New Report: Congressional GOP More Bipartisan Than Dems in 2015-16

A new report suggests congressional Republicans reached across the aisle more often than Democrats in 2015 and 2016. Now, 2017 is shaping up the same.

By NTK Staff | 04.27.2017 @8:43am
New Report: Congressional GOP More Bipartisan Than Dems in 2015-16

Senate Republicans acted more bipartisan than Senate Democrats in 2015 and 2016, according to a new study from the Lugar Center and Georgetown University released Wednesday.

Roll Call reported on the study:

While both parties in the 113th Congress — which spanned 2013 and 2014 — were below the average for all senators during the last 20 years, GOP senators in the 114th Congress had a score slightly higher than the average (after controlling for which party was in the majority). Democrats remained lower than the average for all minority senators during the 20-year benchmark period.

Of the top 10 most bipartisan senators in the report, seven were Republicans and only three were Democrats. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), a self-described socialist who is taking over the Democratic Party, was the least bipartisan in the report.

It also appears 2017 is shaping up just like 2015 and 2016. The GOP-led government is prepared to postpone policy initiatives to satisfy feverish Democratic demands over a potential shutdown. As Republicans work to keep the government open, Democrats are fighting over what’s worth a shutdown fight and what’s not.

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