Compromise. It’s a word that’s commonly thrown around these days inside the Beltway– but unfortunately with mixed results. Most news out of Capitol Hill over the last year has concerned deadlock, especially when it comes to federal budget legislation.
Representative Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been a central figure in talks between Democratic and GOP leadership on issues such as last week’s battle over the Obama adminstration plan requiring insurance companies to provide free contraception, and this week’s debate over the payroll tax. Ryan will join Monitor Breakfast journalists on February 16 to discuss, in part, current compromises (or lack thereof) between the White House and Congress.
Are both sides as deadlocked as they were a year ago when Ryan talked about the lack of communication between the Obama administration and the GOP?