WE WON! The PA Supreme Court just held that PA’s congressional districts violate the PA constitution and ordered a new map for 2018!
— Daniel Jacobson (@Dan_F_Jacobson) January 22, 2018
And now I will disagree with Cole.
What was the Senate deal?
- Fund CHIP
- Cut some ACA taxes that no one really likes
- Fund the rest of the government for three weeks
The deal removes one hostage (CHIP) from danger. The Senate will probably pass a DREAM-like bill soon which jams the House where it either passes after Ryan Boehners himself or there is a clear accountability moment. It is hard to enact a positive agenda when one does control any calendar/agenda setting power but this deal cleans things up a bit for another go at DACA/DREAM in three weeks.