Mike Lee: Change is coming to Washington

Mike Lee
For the Deseret News

The month of December is always a joyous time as we gather with friends and family to celebrate the miracle of Christmas, reflect on the year gone by and look forward to the year ahead. And I believe that this year, for the first time in a long time, Americans can look to Washington, D.C., — so often an object of mistrust and dismay — as a source of hope and optimism about our future.

It’s true that the last few weeks of Congress have perfectly represented everything that is wrong with Washington. But change is coming.

The final weeks of the 113th Congress followed what has become a sad and predictable pattern: Several massive bills were cobbled together secretly by a small collection of political and economic insiders and then hastily forced through Congress before anyone could discover all the special-interest favors tucked inside.

And yet, as we approached the culmination of this miserable process, something remarkable happened.

A small but resolute group of representatives and senators from both sides of the aisle spoke out against this un-republican, undemocratic process. Their numbers began to grow…

…A new era is coming in which Washington will once again be forced to work for the American people instead of the other way around…


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