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A great failure of congress the last 12 years has been excessive partisan power plays from both parties.  We must return to regular hearings, where both parties can contribute!  I will always attempt to defend the BEST IDEAS, regardless of party.  I want the BEST results from our government, not purely ideological results.  The last decade has been marked by a “zero sum” philosophy by both parties, where it is more important to see the other side lose, than for the American People to win!  I will strive for bipartisan communication and legislative efforts wherever possible.  Congress was intended by the constitution to be deliberative.  Open public hearings on major legislation are critically important to our national well-being.  Legislation always involves some compromise, even between and among fellow Republicans, as well as with the other party.