Lawmakers say Democratic takeover would ease gridlock in U.S. House
Still, Bonamici said Thursday (Oct. 25) at a Westside Economic Alliance forum, "Our side of the aisle is taking steps that if we are in the majority, we will respect minority rights."
During the past eight years, she said, Republican majorities have rammed through key bills — such as the 2017 tax-code overhaul, which cost $1.5 trillion over 10 years — without consideration for the Democratic minority.
"We have to change those practices so that Congress is more like the people we represent who expect it to work," said Bonamici, who is seeking a fourth full term from the 1st District, which includes Washington County. "I think you are going to see Congress functioning a lot better when we make those changes and have input from both sides of the aisle."
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