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Tribal Territory, Lincoln's Body, Negative Carbon Emissions
Episode: Tribal Territory, Lincoln's Body, Negative Carbon Emissions
- Mar 26, 2015 9:00 pm
- 30:16 mins
(51:49) Guest: Kelly Patterson, BYU political science professor Republicans in Congress pulled off an unusual maneuver yesterday, when House Speaker John Boehner brought multiple versions of a budget to the floor for a vote as a way of ending a standoff over spending plans. Speaker Boehner has struggled to find consensus among Republicans in the House on tough issues, including the budget. This latest tactic is yet another of example of how backroom negotiation and procedural maneuvering has become central to getting anything done in Congress. “The house is a majoritarian chamber. The senate is more collegial," says Patterson.