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Congress is on pace to make history with the least productive legislative year in the post World War II era.
Just 61 bills have become law to date in 2012 out of 3,914 bills that have been introduced by lawmakers, or less than 2% of all proposed laws, according to a USA TODAY analysis of records since 1947 kept by the U.S. House Clerk's office.
Originally posted by KeliOnyx
reply to post by AnonymousCitizen
Really it kind of is a bad thing. It isn't that they aren't making new laws, it is they also are not revising and adjusting existing ones. The revising and adjusting existing ones being what their primary focus should be.
Originally posted by jjkenobi
The Senate isn't doing any better. They haven't passed a budget in 3 years!!!!! That is absolutely astounding to me and is unprecedented in American history. 51 votes are needed to pass a budget and there are 53 Democrats in the Senate. WHAT IS THE PROBLEM?