Lawmakers are rushing to do as much as they can before partisan presidential politics kicks into high gear this summer.
The 10 senators who negotiated a bipartisan infrastructure deal are predominantly from states with few people of color. That matters.
Top Democrats are at the whim of centrist senators like Manchin who want to give bipartisan negotiations on infrastructure more time to play out.
Most backers of the new president expect him to make an effort at bipartisanship, a new survey finds.
"I don’t think they’re suddenly going to decide, ‘OK, we’re a minority party now, we’re just going to be a loyal opposition,'" Sen. Tim Kaine said.
If past is prologue, the president is certain to return to his own views in unscripted remarks and tweets in the hours and days after his State of the Union address.
Trump peppered his speech with calls for bipartisanship, a message that may not sit well with many.
"He’s actually willing to sit down with members of the opposite party, something that President Obama rarely did."