Three decades ago the country was governed by sharply divided government. A newly elected president, George H.W. Bush, faced larger congressional majorities of the opposing political party than those faced by any other elected American president. He offered in his inaugural address an extended hand and began working with the Congress on everything from the budget to the environment, from trade to taxes, and from energy to education.
Porter, Roger B. "A Summit Worth Celebrating." Deseret News, October 3, 2019.