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The News of The Blake School Since 1916

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Controversy in Congress
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Parties should be focused on collaboration, not anger.

On May 8, Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene filed a motion to oust current Speaker of the House Mike Johnson. This motion was filed due to Johnson’s reliance on Democrats to get a foreign aid spending bill passed. When Greene filed the motion in front of the chamber, she was met with boos from her Republican colleagues. 

Greene’s actions are the most recent in a line of increasingly chaotic actions that have led Tony Liu ‘25 to describe Congress as “dysfunctional.” I agree, as over the last few months, Congress has been extremely limited in what it has been able to do. The looming threat of a government shutdown has created chaos. The chaos was furthered by the removal of Kevin McCarthy as Speaker. By voting to remove McCarthy, the House of Representatives set themselves up for a future of chaos, frustration, and intense emotions.

This goes beyond partisan divide. Being frustrated at the mere idea of working with the members of the opposite party is setting a very dangerous precedent and setting Congress up for failure in the future. If every time a “controversial” bipartisan bill is passed and some members of the House aren’t happy and decide to try and remove the speaker, nothing will get done in our government. Everything will come to a standstill multiple times a month and Congress will lose what little support it already has, with FiveThirtyEight reporting that Congress has a 19.7% approval rating and a 68.4% disapproval rating as of May 23. 

Becoming anti-bipartisan has become a recent trend, and Congress is making the division worse with every bill they fail to pass.

 

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Yoni Zacks
Yoni Zacks, Co-Editor-in-Chief
Hi! My name is Yoni Zacks, and I am a junior. I am a Co-Editor-in-Chief and the Online Editor. I also edit the front and opinion pages. I have been writing for Spectrum since the first cycle of my freshman year, and this is my fourth semester as an editor. I have always loved to read the newspaper, and I'm so excited that I get to write for one! Outside of Spectrum, I like to watch sports (Go Canucks Go!), play tennis, and discuss politics.

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