The 2012 elections have reaffirmed America’s desire to see both major parties cooperate to achieve real, tangible results. We have a meaningful opportunity again to forge a spirit of productive dialogue and even revive some cherished American political traditions that seem to have fallen by the wayside in our increasingly polarized political dialogue — conciliation and compromise. Let’s not waste the opportunity.
Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney, D.-N.Y., is a member of the Financial Services and Oversight and Government Reform committees.
Rep. Eric Swalwell, D-Calif., walks on Broadway after a Future Forum with young entrepreneurs in the Flatiron District of New York City, April 16, 2015. Reps. Steve Israel, D-N.Y., Seth Moulton, D-Mass., and Grace Meng, D-N.Y., also attended.