The path to major legislative accomplishments is always treacherous and strewn with seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
Today, the partisan divide is much deeper and the political culture far more vitriolic than 20 or 30 years ago. Although senators cannot choose the era in which they serve, they can choose the way they approach their work and they can determine the way the Senate functions.
It doesn't take much time, or that many people, to change the Senate. Hopefully, day by day, that change is starting to happen.
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