The Pros And Cons Of Congressional Gridlocks

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Congressional gridlock is not an uncommon thing in congress. Congressional gridlock happens when there is difficulty passing a law that is trying to satisfy the needs of the people. Gridlock often makes us feel stuck. Neither political party can reach an agreement to enforce a law on an issue, therefore they continue to meet and discuss until a conclusion is made. Gridlock is also referred to as “deadlock” or “political stalemate” because it is almost as if there is nothing either party can do. Congressional gridlock is a very common thing in our legislature among issues like immigration, health care, gun violence, national defense, etc. Gridlock is something that will always be an issue as long as there are two opposing political parties.…show more content…
Many argue that our congress does whatever they can to make it look like they’re all together and uniform, but really they are completely broken in a way that is not easy to fix. Deadlock can be caused by a lack of Congressional moderates, who are the people who vote on an issue regardless of their affiliation. There are currently six of them but that number is subjected to decrease. Another reason of gridlock could also be gerrymandering. Gerrymandering is a strategic way of making sure party members get what they want when it comes to voting. As citizens, the only thing that we can do to help fight against gerrymandering would be to use our legislative powers and fight for more transparent and public system within their states to hold elected officials accountable. Even if we were able to fix gerrymandering, it still would not be enough to fix gridlock. If we were able to fix gridlock, it still would not solve close to any of the problems rooted in Washington. It seems as though we are waiting for the problems to fix themselves, but we need to realize it isn't a problem that can fix itself. Each state needs to work within itself every ten
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