Only when members become willing to take tough votes, and to abide by the outcome even if it results in policy outcomes they disfavor, will the process become more open and transparent.
We agree with President Trump: a spending bill like the one passed this March must never happen again. Unfortunately, Congress currently is on a path to repeat that debacle.
Call it logrolling, call it cronyism—the important point is that omnibus legislation such as the recently passed spending and tax bills is bad for America.
Republicans should not squander two years they could have used to set up a contrast between themselves and Democrats for 2016.
The context for the Cromnibus showdown was an internal debate within the Democratic Party about how much President Obama matters for their future.
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