Smaller and simpler than our federal government, the Vatican conclave worked. Perhaps we might incorporate some of their incentives to make our government more functional.
Whenever a decision on a bill cannot be reached after three days, the House and Senate retire for a day of prayer, then meet to try again.
If there is still no agreement, members go on a diet of one meal a day. If the impasse drags on further, it’s bread and water only, until they become able to function effectively.