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Leaders of the newly Republican-dominated Senate are crowing about setting a more productive pace and working with the opposition.
The GOP-plus-two-Democrats coalition released figures showing the Senate has passed 276 bills so far. “It’s the most bills that have ever come out of the Senate in the last four years,” Senate Majority Leader Rodney Tom, one of those two breakaway Democrats, told me a few minutes after the deadline passed Wednesday to send Senate bills over to the House.
Thirty-two percent of them, 89 bills, were introduced by Democrats, according to the tally. ” That’s more bills than any …