Congress is beset by partisanship that has made it virtually impossible to get much done. But the ABLE ACT, which passed at the end of the last Congress and helps children with disabilities, could serve as a model.
The official GOP speaker after the State of the Union address will be Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, but at least three others, including Sen. Rand Paul, will also be making speeches.
Cathy McMorris Rodgers rises to the No. 4 position in the House GOP leadership, which saw a net add of one woman to its roster. But the party lags badly in having women among its ranks in Congress.