Congress has a well-deserved reputation for partisan bickering, but that hasn’t kept it from passing meaningful legislation in a bipartisan fashion.

How majority parties actually get things done — and what to expect after the 2022 midterm election — was the subject of a lunchtime talk Tuesday at Washington State University’s Foley Institute.

James Curry, a political science professor at the University of Utah, noted that majority parties “inevitably” under-deliver on their campaign promises.

Nevertheless, he pushed back against the notion that Congress is beset by partisan gridlock, incapable of agreeing on anything in today’s hyper-aggressive environment.

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