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The 2020 presidential election campaign has proven to be one of the most controversial and dramatic ones thus far. As we are made aware of what is happening in the Senate, we can only hope that Washington comes to an agreement as quickly as possible, because otherwise, the inauguration and other bureaucratic procedures that follow newly elected candidates will soon become as uncertain and turbulent as the electoral process. 

 

D.C is evenly divided since the parties that represent the nation’s political setting can’t seem to reach an agreement regarding how the Senate should operate; they are conflicted over whether they should follow the already established rulings that were made during Trump’s government or if they should be exercising the changes that newly president-elect Biden promised to enforce during his campaign. 

 

In an ideal political setting, there is no question to which “command” to follow since the basic rule of law suggests that the most recent elected presidential decree should be the one presently interpreted and therefore executed by all U.S government branches; however, these procedures are not being carried out due to the procrastination of Democrats and Republicans to come to a “civil” and judicial agreement. 

 

What Washington is failing to realize is that the longer they drag this out, the longer the American society will be deprived of the benefits that were enumerated under Biden’s administration. These benefits include $1.9 trillion towards the pandemic relief, $1400 stimulus checks, vaccine distribution funds, and a $15 minimum wage increase. The common theory used to explain the Senate’s even split after the inauguration is mainly because the whole governmental system is still waiting for the second impeachment trial which is set to begin on February 9.  

 

As we are the receiving end of policymakers’ decisions and regulations, what we can do under these uncertain political times is hope that the Nation’s higher ground (the Senate) will come to an agreement on which judicial doctrine to frame and enforce, hopefully sooner rather than later, and that they won’t wait until the second impeachment trial is complete to impose the new medical and economic policies so that the population can have access to all the aid they chose to benefit from when they voted for Biden in the first place. 

I'm from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. I am a senior at Michigan State University, Political Science-Prelaw major; and I intend to go to law school after graduating from MSU.
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