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Congress Productivity

Alissa Scheller

These Charts Show Just How Good Congress Was At Being Terrible In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Alissa Scheller | Posted 12.26.2013 | Politics

Congress did very, very little in 2013 — setting all-time records for both most unproductive and most unpopular Congress ever. Both the House and Se...

In The Worst Congress Ever, These Few Lawmakers Actually Did Something

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

The 113th Congress is on track to pass just 55 bills in 2013 -- a record low level of productivity. But despite the historic levels of inter-party...

One Word For Congress: WOW.

Posted 02.03.2014 | Comedy

Last night, Jimmy Kimmel presented an example of one of the only things that Congress has done this year. Hint: It doesn't involve creating jobs or re...

Amanda Terkel

John Boehner Insists It's 'Nonsense' 112th Congress Was Least Productive, Even Though It Was

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) bristled at a suggestion on Thursday that Congress has been "historically unproductive." "That's ...

Amanda Terkel

112th Congress To Make History As Most Unproductive Since 1940s

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As 2012 comes to a close, the 112th Congress is set to go down in American history as the most unproductive session since the 1940s. ...

The Do-Nothing Congress

Chicago Tribune | Posted 09.03.2011 | Politics

The 112th Congress is on pace to be one of the least productive in recent memory — as measured by votes taken, bills made into laws, nominees approv...

Congress Works A Lot But Passes Very Little

Wall Street Journal | Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

What has Congress been up to? Not much, according to an analysis by the non-partisan Taxpayers for Common Sense. The group crunched some numbers and f...