I wrote a story about the House Ways and Means Committee markup of H.R. 1173 -- the CLASS Act killer bill the other day -- and I struggled mightily, maybe not all that successfully, to insert the video into the story.
Real Washington reporters tend to be rather cynical about all the talking that goes on during a hearing or markup. They focus with eagle eyes on whether the bill will pass or not, not on the lawmakers' allegedly personal anecdotes about their Great Aunt Ida back home on the homespun quilt farm.
Republicans on Ways and Means called for an effort to find common ground. Democrats called for an effort to find common ground. No one at the markup seemed to acknowledge what any bit of common ground might be.