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Bass: From Punxsutawney to Sacramento to Washington

But Washington can ill afford to import a government of dysfunction perpetrated by a handful of lawmakers willing to jeopardize our social safety net to reward corporate tycoons and protect their tax loopholes.

“Groundhog Day” ends when Bill Murray begins to look outward and help the community that surrounds him, rather than selfishly focus on the world within him. It’s time my Republican colleagues take a similar approach and join Democrats in governing rather than tearing down.

Rep. Karen Bass (D-Calif.) serves on the Budget Committee and is a former Speaker of the California Assembly.

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