The Heritage Foundation, now that Democrats have seized control of Congress, sees an opportunity to advance some of its conservative policy ideas and wants meetings with incoming House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer and prospective Ways and Means Committee Chairman Charles B. Rangel.

Mr. Rangel “thinks it’s a great idea,” said a spokesman for the New
York Democrat. “He wants to hear different opinions because Congress
functions best when you have more views expressed. Working for that
middle ground is one of his priorities.”

What the heck, they didn’t make much headway with the spendin’ GOP the last six years.