Biden’s call for unity hits first big test in Congress

Posted on AllSides January 29th, 2021
From The Center
polarization, political polarization, Joe Biden

With growing pressure to address the economic fallout of the pandemic, early hopes for bipartisan compromise are already dimming. Democrats say they simply can’t afford to waste time working toward a deal that’s unlikely to happen.

Sen. Rob Portman, an Ohio Republican, professes himself to have been “very pleased” with what President Joe Biden said in his inauguration address about Republicans and Democrats needing to work together to solve problems.

A week later, he’s waiting for those words to be put into action.

“I haven’t seen it, particularly with...

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