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The 105th Congress was marked by partisan rancor, legislative gridlock and its relentless focus on the president

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/old_stories/article/politics_19981023

Asked to discuss the accomplishments of the 105th Congress, which erupted last week in a frenzy of last-minute wheeling and dealing as lawmakers tried to avert another politically costly government shutdown, Rep. Ben Cardin's response was succinct. "It will be a very brief conversation," said the Maryland Democrat, a senior member of the Jewish delegation in the House.

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