Years of built up distrust in Washington has forced many leaders into red and blue corners were policy ideas are seen as “us” versus “them” instead of on their merit for the people we were elected to serve. The truth is there is far more that can work together on than divides us.
As a Member of Congress, I refuse to accept that future. That is why I work with both Republicans and Democrats to craft policy, discuss ideas, and brainstorm solutions together. The truth is there is far more that we agree on that divides us. Further, to get anything done in a divided government it takes working together – and I believe my constituents prefer results to a partisan crafted headline.
There is a lot of work ahead to get Congress turned around, but I believe that the answer lies in the wisdom of the multitudes. By listening to each other and working together we can achieve a better America for future generations.