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113th Congress Just Barely Avoids Distinction Of Least Productive In History

The outgoing Congress will have to settle for “bad” instead of “worst.”

December 18, 2014

Even By ‘Do-Nothing’ Standards, This Congress Is Useless

On Friday, the House of Representatives will join the Senate on recess, leaving the 113th Congress on pace to be one of the most ineffective in history. Its reputation for inaction is well earned. As the Pew Research Center’s Drew DeSilver points out, as of Wednesday this Congress has passed just 142 laws — fewer than any […]

August 1, 2014