Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, a Republican from the 2nd District, hopes Congress will be able to reach compromise on some important issues when lawmakers return to Washington in September. Jenkins was one of the legislators who voted for a debt ceiling deal earlier this month. She said she decided to compromise on that issue because it was a step in the right direction and avoided a national default.
At a recent town hall meeting, Jenkins said the partisan divide in Congress mirrors a divide among voters, so reaching compromise could still be difficult. Tune in later this hour, when we’ll have a full report on a town hall meeting in Lawrence.