Despite divisions, Congress will have to work across party lines

With midterm elections coming up, the Democratic base is intent on opposing President Trump and Democratic leaders may be reluctant to give him any wins. For their part, Republicans already have a big accomplishment to tout – a $ 1.5 trillion tax cut – and may decide that, politically, they don’t need to go for a serious bipartisan effort on something big like infrastructure. The question is, will they?” says Ross Baker, a longtime observer of the Senate at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, N.J. “There are a lot of hard feelings [among Democrats] from both the attempt to repeal Obamacare and from tax reform.

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