Senate Democrats embrace bipartisan gangs as agenda stalls

As Democrats search for legislative wins heading into November, they are getting help from an unusual corner: Republicans.


With Democrats’ reconciliation path in limbo — though members of the party want it to be revived — they are leaning into talks with Republicans on a number of fronts: Immigration, election reforms and climate.


The growing focus on trying to cut bipartisan deals comes after Democrats poured time and political energy last year into President Biden’s climate and social spending package, known as Build Back Better, and voting rights, both of which ultimately unraveled amid intra-party divisions.