Eric Cantor

Trump's victory heralds a golden age for Republicans on Capitol Hill

Trump's victory heralds a golden age for Republicans on Capitol Hill

President-elect Donald Trump's stunning victory Tuesday has delivered to GOP congressional leaders the gift they dreamed of, even if they never quite believed it was within reach: a Republican president to sign Republican bills passed by a uniformly Republican Congress.

Trump's victory heralds a period of intense legislative activity not seen on Capitol Hill since 2009 and 2010, when President Obama enjoyed Democratic majorities in the House and Senate, allowing him to pass a massive fiscal stimulus, a sweeping overhaul of financial regulations and a generational overhaul of American health care.

Republicans, who suffered only glancing blows to their House and Senate...

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