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113th Congress Gridlock

Michael McAuliff

Lame Duck Congress Will Duck Issues That Matter Most To Voters | Michael McAuliff | Posted 11.04.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The top concerns voiced by voters in poll after poll this election were the economy and the stagnating middle class. So, freed from e...

Sam Stein

McCain On Congress's Inability To Solve Any Crisis: 'It Is Embarrassing' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) joined Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in crafting a bill to restructure the Department of Veterans Affairs,...

Sabrina Siddiqui

House GOP Adopted Record Number Of Closed Rules In 2013 | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Congress already closed out the year with the least productive legislative session in history. And now, House Democrats pointed out Mond...

Amanda Terkel

Lobbying Dollars Drop Off During Least Productive Congress | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The nation's influence-peddlers appear to be spending far less money lobbying lawmakers these days, confronted with a Congress that does...

Jason Linkins

John Boehner's Own Success Metric Demonstrates He's Not Very Successful | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.29.2013 | Politics

About a week and a half ago, our own Amanda Terkel reported that the current Congress was "on pace to be the least productive in modern history," havi...

Amanda Terkel

113th Congress On Pace To Be Least Productive In Modern History | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.11.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The current Congress has had just 15 bills signed into law so far, the fewest in recent history. This is not an insignificant feat. ...