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  • Ms. Binder, however, also described that first piece of legislation as an "aberration" and that other measures of the 112th Congress — such as the deal in the summer of 2011 to raise the federal debt ceiling — did not receive the kind of freewheeling debate of decades ago.

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  • "H.R. 1 was really quite remarkable," said Sarah A. Binder, a specialist on Congress and legislative politics at the Brookings Institution. "They did let the process open up. It's rare that parties have that leisure, and it's rare they want to give up that kind of control."

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