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Where Are the Senators?

President Joe Biden addresses a joint session of Congress at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., April 28, 2021. (Chip Somodevilla/Pool via Reuters)

Our Congress is not a parliament. It is composed of members who are elected from specific geographic regions (districts in the House and states in the Senate). The members are then supposed to represent their people’s interests in the national legislature.

The interests of the people that one member of Congress represents will often conflict with the interests of the people that another member of Congress represents. This is true even within the same party. Despite the increased nationalization of our politics, there are still differences between a New York Democrat and a California Democrat, or a Florida Republican and a

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