Will New Congress Bring Old Gridlock?

January 6, 2015

By Pat Batcheller

"I think if we work together, especially if we work across partisan lines, we can still be strong voices for the state of Michigan."

Rep. Dan Kildee

The 114th Congress convenes Tuesday with Republicans controlling both the House and Senate for the first time under President Obama. One of the GOP’s top legislative priorities will be voting to repeal the Affordable Care Act, a move which the president would likely veto. WDET’s Pat Batcheller asked Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee of Flint if voters can expect more partisanship and gridlock over the next two years. Click on the audio links above to hear the conversation.

Kildee begins his second term in Congress. The Michigan House delegation has five new members. They are Republicans Mike Bishop, John Moolenar, and Dave Trott, and Democrats Brenda Lawrence and Debbie Dingell.