Government effectiveness hindered by nearly 30-year growing Senate divide

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A famous senator once remarked, the House doesn’t matter; as an influential member of the world’s great deliberative body, he knew the central role of the Senate in U.S. affairs. Ira Shapiro, a former senior Senate staff member and trade negotiator, said the Senate is broken, with party lines having become something of a border wall. And that affects the government’s ultimate effectiveness. The author of “Broken: Can the Senate Save Itself and the Country?” joined Federal Drive with Tom Temin in studio.