Then there is the House, which does not trust the Senate, and vice versa.
Everyone in Congress these days seems to believe everyone else is up to something.
It is the legacy of the polarization and power plays that have robbed Congress of an essential ingredient to reaching big policy agreements.
“Trust is key, and there is almost none now,” said Tom Daschle, the former Democratic Senate leader from South Dakota who was able to work with his Republican counterpart, Trent Lott, despite their fundamental ideological differences.
Republicans, on the other hand, worry that Mr. Schumer and most Democrats do not really want a bipartisan deal and would prefer to go it alone on their bigger, more progressive package.
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