Eighth Joint Session of the US Congress

Just as the Senate’s work could be praised after three consecutive bills were passed unanimously, there was a feeling in the air that the air was about to become thick again. Indeed, as the debate was about to enter a new chapter, the harsh rhetoric that had been witnessed in the first few weeks rose again like a Phoenix. The Republicans have been fighting tooth and nail for pushing forward the topic of infrastructure as if it was their common child. On the other hand, the Democrats – backed by the words of Michael Bloomberg “Infrastructure is not a sexy topic” – were trying to persuade the Republicans to position healthcare in the first place. The next session will once more be proof of whether the sable-rattling rhetoric will continue or if both parties will agree on a compromise that is in the interest of the American electorate.