As politicians begin gathering momentum for the seemingly never-ending campaigns when airways will be flooded with ads and when voters will be desperate for some sort of serious content, this is our opportunity as Americans to change the subject to something that matters.
With enough serious discussion, we may find out that our disagreements are not so wide and that there are opportunities and advantages to working together to rebuild and renew the foundation of our country’s prosperity.
Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.) is a member of the Ways and Means and Budget committees. He served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee for a decade.
United We Dream protesters carry a mock coffin to the office of Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on Monday, July 21, 2014, to hold one of their "funeral services for the Republican Party" due to GOP positions on immigration. The immigration reform group visited several other Senate Republican offices to hold similar funeral services.