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I -- -- kind of -- -- French thank you for joining.
Stephen -- a little while now new to Washington but you can take its temperature now after a month or two.
Is it easier or harder to get things done here than expected.
I would say probably.
-- had a preconceived notion of how hard it would be.
I'm just amazed at the pace and I don't know that this is a fair comparison to that never been here -- -- -- the guys have been here this.
The old guard they say it's not usually like this.
I'm kind of looking forward to maybe a slower pace as time goes on that.
That's okay that's part of the deal -- by Emerson hands.
What do you think in terms of how Republicans have done so -- what grade would you give your -- in the house in terms of the amount of stuff you're doing but also -- you're able to move it out out of the chamber.
Well I think in in Austin think we have to we have -- Look at this in terms of what most of -- campaigned on and that was first and foremost I think at least 87 of the 87 were campaigning on.
Repealing obamacare so that was the first thing that was really taken up of the significance and so we've done everything we said we were gonna do the leadership has has follow through with everything that they said they would do.
We're still in the process of doing that and so I think on that score we have to give ourselves and today.
Eight plus I don't know we'll see when this whole CR has done it it's it's a big job but but so we've gone in and and and then everything that's American telecast substantive.
Is there a difference between.
Being able to do something in the house and having actually translate in realities of something I mean there's one thing that you guys.
You know I'm gonna pass and -- on certain things but then you hit the democratic controlled senate and doesn't mean anything to people back home.
Well what it means is first off we're listening to them I mean.
In good faith.
I campaigned on all these things and if I came up here -- didn't do what I said I was gonna do.
We would certainly have a problem with good faith as relates to our constituents and so I think most people feel that way.
But were only one of three levers appear in the legislative process and so we can only do and we can only control what goes on in the house.
So we have to do with people asked us to do.
But we also have to understand the other two levers of government also have to be pulled and whether or not they're going to be pulled in sync with what we do remains to be seen that.
I just think that it's important that we do we said we would do and I don't think they're any surprises here.
Talk a little bit about the partisanship here -- better at times have you.
What do you think about that and have you made any unexpected friendship handicraft pilot of the yet make excellent and -- folks on the other side -- that concern.
No I absolutely did in fact I have congressman from Vermont.
Congressman well she sits next Meehan and committee and that he and I have kind of hit it often and that we may be is far apart.
180 degrees you know politically ideologically.
But we find time to talk and and visit and it it and I is little different and so well like that that committee it to historically been a very bipartisan.
Committee and so I'm glad to be on that committee for that reason it's easy to work across -- Collin Peterson is another one.
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