President Joe Biden signs the $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill into law Thursday.
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The idea that Washington, D.C., is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
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The idea that Washington, DC is paralyzed by gridlock rests on half-truths about the legislative process and a basic misunderstanding of how contemporary policymaking works.
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President Obama addresses a joint session of Congress in 2009
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