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Smaller Bills? Smaller Bill.


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TOPIC: The Preference for Single-Subject Bills and the Impact of Divided Government


MONEYLINE:

"Stop thinking that the country wants you to solve every issue in a massive bill. It doesn't. We don't."

KEY TAKEAWAYS:

  1. Several representatives, including Matt Gaetz, Nancy Mace, and Alex Mooney, have historically opposed omnibus spending bills.

  2. With a slim majority in the House, the Republican strategy has shifted towards debating single-subject bills, which is a winning issue with Americans.

  3. Despite challenges in passing these bills, divided government is what voters tend to choose.

  4. Historically, the U.S. often votes for divided government, limiting the power of any single party.

  5. Majorities in Congress are fleeting, with rare supermajorities.

  6. The Democrats' passing of Obamacare in 2010 through reconciliation is an example of bypassing typical procedures.

  7. Historically, when Congress passes many small bills, there's little change in the next election. However, when Congress passes fewer, larger bills, there's a significant shift in power.

  8. The public generally doesn't favor Congress making significant changes through massive bills.

  9. The divided government is seen as a conservative approach, meant to slow down legislative processes.

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