December 23, 2017
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is optimistic, saying 2018 may be a year of bipartisan achievements.
In a briefing on capitol hill on Friday, the Kentucky Senator touted the recent success in passing the tax reform bill, saying the process brought republicans of all stripes, as well as the administration together.
McConnell went on to say the legislative year was very partisan.
Although, with republicans losing one seat in the Senate next year, Republicans and Democrats will have to work together to pass legislation.
“There’s not much you can do on a partisan basis in the Senate at 52-48 or at 51- 49 which will be the number for us next year,” said McConnell. “I don’t think most of our Democratic colleagues want to do nothing. And there are areas I think where we can get bipartisan agreement.”
McConnell went on to say two areas of potential bipartisan agreement could be a rollback of some of the Dodd-Frank financial regulations, and a permanent solution for young illegal immigrants, which could come to a floor vote in mid-January.