MAP: Breaking The Gridlock in Congress

Friday, August 01, 2014

President Barack Obama boards Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base in Maryland on July 22, 2014 to travel to Seattle, to attend Democratic National Committee (DNC) and Senate Majority PAC events. (JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty)

All this week at The Takeaway, we've been looking at some of the 36 key Senate races heating up across the country. The midterm elections aren't until November, but the stakes are high.

Republicans are feeling confident that they can win back control of the Senate, which would put them in control of both houses of Congress. Would a united Congress mean greater cooperation, or more gridlock within a party that is increasingly divided?

Robert Bennett is a former United States Senator from Utah, and a senior fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center. He thinks that if power of the Senate turns over to Republicans this November, the gridlocked Congress we've become accustomed to might finally be in a position to take legislative action.


Senator Robert Bennett

Hosted by:

Todd Zwillich

Produced by:

Megan Quellhorst


T.J. Raphael

Comments [2]

TimZ from Dearborn MI

Seriously? Yep - it's those damned Democrats that are blocking every single thing that comes across their desks. If only the Republicans had complete control, then the gridlock would stop! The same argument could be made for Dems taking over the House and Senate - oh yeah that happened and the Republicans filibustered everything. Least compelling argument to vote "R" ever.

Aug. 01 2014 01:28 PM

President Obama is far to partisan to be willing to compromise - whatever the political makeup of the House and Senate.

Aug. 01 2014 10:30 AM

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