Rep. Mike Pompeo, R-Wichita, said the predominant reaction he has received from the public about the debt-ceiling deal is that lawmakers created too much risk and that they need to get along. But Pompeo thinks the political process is working just as it is supposed to, telling The Eagle editorial board that this country has argued about its policies since its founding and that the swings in control of the U.S. House reflect the public's mood. He also objects to criticisms by President Obama and others about a "do-nothing Congress." Pompeo said the House has "worked really hard," holding hearings and passing bills. The problem, he said, is that the Senate hasn't done anything.
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