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Eddie Bernice Johnson
Why Washington is broken: Partisan legislation to authorize American research is the wrong approach

We've heard it for several years now: Washington is broken. Progress has ground to a halt due to partisan politics. Partisanship dominates the headlines for many of the issues that come before Congress, be it immigration, tax reform, gun control or climate change. Many would expect these particular topics to incite more divisive rhetoric than others. For most of my colleagues, these issues represent sincere disagreements and heartfelt positions on which they campaigned and promised voters that they wouldn't compromise. But there are many areas where the American public would expect Congress to work together. I have served on the House Science Committee for 22 years and over the...