Beneath the Battles, a Congress That Worked

Even as Republicans fought Democrats—and each other—2015 saw the passage of a long list of difficult, wide-ranging bills.

President Obama, House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, and Rep. Mia Love of Utah bow their heads for a prayer during an event to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the 13th Amendment, which abolished slavery, at Emancipation Hall on Capitol Hill on Dec. 9.
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