I have been saying this for years...
When Democrats are in control, their agenda progresses quickly.
When Republicans are in control, the Democrat agenda still progresses just not as fast.
Democrats are united and dont care about what the other half thinks of their actions. The Republicans never publicly stand up for their agenda, because they are too concerned about public opinion and being labled as obstructionists, racists, etc.
If the entire R party would use their bully pulpets all the time and stand up for their core values, things would be different.
Also, Washington is run by beauracrats. Most of them are Democrats aren’t they? Maybe that has an impact?