Elections have consequences, as several people have said. And sometimes those consequences come before the election, as politicians scramble to protect themselves from the wrath of the voters.
The House is expected to repeal the Independent Payment Advisory Board next week, putting pressure on the Senate to follow suit. While the bill has broad bipartisan support in the House, no Senate Democrats have so far signed onto repeal legislation despite coming under increasing pressure to do so.
The key phrase there is “so far.” They’re being pressured by the upcoming elections.