Democrats in Charge Helped Me Achieve ‘More Good Work’


Democrats in Charge Helped Me Achieve ‘More Good Work’

Former Colorado GOP Rep. Ken Buck recently criticized the dysfunction of the House of Representatives, where he served until last month. Despite his mostly conservative voting record, he claims to have been more productive when Democrats were in control of the lower chamber. Buck highlighted his role in passing the bipartisan Speak Out Act, which addresses sexual harassment claims and working on antitrust issues involving Big Tech.

Buck’s departure from Congress has not stopped him from speaking out about the Republican-controlled House, which he believes is declining. He mentioned that his own effectiveness increased when Democrats led the House, even though he was first elected when Republicans were in the majority. The current slim majority of the GOP in the House has made it challenging for both former Speaker Kevin McCarthy and current Speaker Mike Johnson to navigate the dynamics within the Republican party.

Despite facing challenges from the ultra-conservative wing of the party, Buck claims to have achieved more bipartisan successes during his time in Congress. He is critical of the direction the House is heading and believes that his own party’s leadership has been less effective in recent years. Buck’s willingness to speak out against the dysfunction of the House shows his commitment to making the legislative process more productive and less partisan.

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