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Can McConnell improve Senate?
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To outsiders, some of the changes new Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will bring to the Senate might seem like inside baseball. But they could bring about a huge improvement in the way the Senate works. And that could in turn lead to a huge improvement in the way Washington works.McConnell's restoration of what is called "regular order" will give both Republican and Democratic lawmakers something they have not had in eight years under Harry Reid: the chance to have actual input into the making of laws.Reid famously used Senate rules and procedures to block most of his fellow senators from offering amendments to bills under consideration.