gridlock, legislative gridlock, polarization, hyperpolarization, unilateral action, Madisonian structure, filibuster reform
The majority of the public does not approve of Congress's job performance largely due to Congressional inaction as a result of legislative gridlock. This paper argues that hyper-polarization and changes to congressional procedures have undermined the deliberative process and heightened legislative gridlock in the US Congress. Proposed solutions to mitigate gridlock include the abolishment of the filibuster, the revision of procedural rules in Congress, and the implementation of term limits.
Kerkstra, Serena, "Legislative Gridlock: Why Doesn’t Congress Do Anything?" (2022). Honors Projects. 883.