100 days of Congress: Stumbles but signs of progress

April 16, 2015 3:48 AM

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WASHINGTON — Now that the first 100 days of the first GOP-controlled Congress in nearly a decade are in the rearview mirror, Republicans say the party is knocking the dust off its governing playbook for what could be one of the more productive legislative periods in recent years.

"When the American people elect divided government they don't expect nothing to happen," Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., in an interview with USA TODAY Wednesday, the 100th day of the new Congress. "What they anticipate will happen is people on both sides will look for things they can...

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