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"Intensifying partisan pressure in congress is further clouding prospects or any major legislative compromises with the White House in the few months before the twenty twenty election cycle. Consumes Capitol Hill are there still opportunities to work together or will investigations into President Trump bring that to a standstill joined now by Christina Peterson Wall Street Journal reporter covering Capitol Hill, Christina what are you hearing to begin with there weren't a whole bunch of big legislative items that congress and the White House, but they might be able to accomplish this to your list was pretty short to begin with some kind of investment in infrastructure, potentially lowering the price of prescription drugs. And of course, the things that congress needs to do every year like housing. Spending bills and probably around the September October timeframe they'll have to raise the federal government's borrowing limit. But all of these things are looking a little bit tougher to some of the partisan pressures that were seen in both chambers and House Democrats really begin to ramp up their oversight of the Trump administration this week. The House Judiciary committee issued a request for some AB one different documents from eighty one different people and associates of Trump businesses in the president clearly did not like that. And that's. Friction. And then on the Senate side. Republicans are considering changing the rules around nominees were using the debate time essentially to be able to confirm more of President Trump's nominees, and that is the lead Democrats, very happy. So you have these sort of competing partisan pressures that are just making it harder for lawmakers to agree on any kind of significant legislation. You had one analyst in the story say the end Tagan ISM level has reached a fever pitch. I mean as a possible that nothing gets done. Possible we have already gone through one government shutdown this year that no one seemed to enjoy very much. So. Why is that at a minimum congress at least reaches another cuddly two year budget deal the current deal and at the end of September, and I would expect them to raise the debt. Limit just to avoid any threat of default. That would be my sort of baseline for what you can expect young that. I mean, people have talked about infrastructure for years and years, and that they've always got stuck on how to pay for it. There was a hearing on that in the house this week. But I don't think that there's been any magical moment yet the wildcard is that President Trump is also running for reelection next year, so cheap don't have an incentive to try to reach some compromises so that he would have some legislative win to count on the campaign trail and infrastructure would be a big one prescription drugs would be a big one. But it's just not clear that he's going to be able to reach any kind of agreement with Democrats. We're speaking with Christina Peterson Wall Street Journal reporter who covers Capitol Hill. Her piece is called window for bipartisan compromise in Washington narrows. This is kind of a slippery slope Democrats to right whether to as they say investigate versus legislate, right? I mean, publicly Democrats say, of course, we can do both. We have a responsive. Ability to do both, and there are political incentives for them to do, you know, the democratic base their most voters isn't a friend the to see investigation to do oversight potentially to start impeachment proceedings, although democratic leaders are very cautious on that front. But then they're bigger democratic freshmen who just got elected last fall on promises that they would make government work better. And they have a real political motivation to Chuck up some kind of legislative win to to bring back home. So, you know, they kind of competing pressures within their own caucus seen those come up on on many issues for now they're saying, but you know, the president if he's watching cable television and scene investigations potentially to his immediate family members. You know has indicated that that makes it mad, and it's not clear that that would be conducive environment to actually getting legislation done. The person before who reference the antagonism reaching fever pitch. Is there? I guess an opportunity for that antagonism get even higher with this must pass legislative stuff that comes later in the year. I mean, there's always opportunity for that most past bills are where the big happening because God is the legislation that's moving through congress. So that's where we thought that fight over the border wall erupt. But, you know, basically, we're opted in the government shutdown, and that seems to be put to rest kind of for now. Although Republicans in the Senate are still uneasy with this emergency declaration, and they wrote disapprove of it. Although ultimately, the president can override that Christina Christina Peterson Wall Street Journal reporter covering Capitol Hill.."