Turns out '90s gangsta rap has fans across the aisle.
On Thursday, the Senate is expected to markup the Music Modernization Act, which passed the House unanimously in late April. But the pair of Congressmen most responsible for the most complicated part of the bill have already moved on -- to a bipartisan prison reform bill.
Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY) make an unlikely pair -- Rep. Collins represents one of the most conservative districts in the U.S., in rural Georgia, while Rep. Jeffries represents parts of liberal Brooklyn and Queens. But they share a devotion to getting things done in Washington, as well as a genuine love of music.
Both said they were tracking the progress of their bill in the Senate -- "you don't do as much as we've done and not follow it," Rep. Collins says -- and that they remained optimistic. "Hopefully, given the incredible support for the bill in the Capitol," Rep. Jeffries says, "the Senate will be able to get something meaningful done."