As Republicans take control of the House of Representatives, a Pennsylvania Democrat is hopeful there will be some bipartisanship in the new Congress.
Congressman Bob Brady of Philadelphia said he is encouraging his Republican colleagues to show some flexibility.
“Well I don’t want to show up and want to vote ‘no.’ I hope they don’t want to put us in that position,” said Brady. “We hear all this (about) working together with the president and working across the aisles. I’ve always done that. I have a lot of good friends that are Republicans.”
Brady will now be the ranking member of House Administration, or deputy mayor of Capitol Hill. He said there should be room for bipartisanship on his biggest priority.
“I’m concerned about the economy and the country and I would like to see us work together for the benefit of that to put people back to work,” Brady said.