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The quote “politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it whether it exists or not, diagnosing it incorrectly, and applying the wrong remedy” said by Ernest Benn, is not true for the current U.S. Congress. The U.S. Congress is bicameral, meaning it is made up of two houses. These houses are The Senate and The House of Representatives. The Senate is equally represented by each state, and The House of Representatives is represented based on population. There are two senators from each state, with a total of 100 senators. In the Senate, the Democrats have majority. The Senate Majority Leader is Harry Reid and the Minority leader is Mitch McConnell. There are 435 representatives in the House of Representatives. In the House of Representatives, the Republicans have majority. The Speaker of the House is John Boehner. INTRO
The current Congress does not look for trouble. Instead, they try to solve the given problems the best they can. Congress has been trying to solve the problem with immigration. Last year, the Senate passed a bill for immigration (Shear and Parker House G.O.P.’s Immigration Plan Presents Tough Choices for Obama 14). The House of Representatives is still trying to come to a compromise, but the Democrats and Republicans have different views on some of the issues. Republicans want to secure the borders, so people cannot cross the border illegally. They also want a zero tolerance policy illegal border crossing and for expired visas. Republicans also hope for visa and green card allocations given to individuals that will help the economy. They are also pushing for the temporary worker programs to promote economic needs of the country and national security. These worker programs would allow companies to hire foreig...

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...was passed with a vote of 221. All of the Democrats were for this bill plus 28 of the Republicans. This shows that those republicans were supporting a bill for the good of the country. This bill is also expected to pass in the Senate. Harry Reid, Senate Majority Leader, is pleased with the House’s decision to pass the bill. He said, “I commend Speaker Boehner for doing the right thing. I hope this common-sense approach will continue throughout the year so we can actually get things done.” He thinks it is a step in the right direction to help the country with its debt and to keep moving forward. He also thinks that this step is important and will help congress have better relations with each other. This being said, it should help Congress move forward and do things for the good of the country and shows that they are not looking for trouble (www.huffingtonpost.com).
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