So it was all for show then. I do remember seeing the vid of Trump sitting next to Feinstein. Never seen her smile so big.
The Dems have a dozen or so problems they perpetually campaign on, so they never want them to be actually solved. Education, Social Security, Medicaid, ACA Healthcare, abortion, gun control, welfare programs (food stamps, unemployment, WIC, school lunches, after school programs, rent/electric bill/other subsidies, etc.), immigration reform, election spending reform, and "tax the rich". If they ever fix anything, they lose a plank in their "vote for me if you want it fixed" platform.
So, yes, the majority of these "fights" in Congress is for show to garner votes.