These Charts Show Just How Good Congress Was At Being Terrible In 2013
Congress did very, very little in 2013 — setting all-time records for both most unproductive and most unpopular Congress ever. Both the House and Senate have passed dozens of bills that the other chamber ignored, leaving only 65 bills to make their way to the White House and be enacted into law. This count is the latest as of Monday, Dec. 23, and includes the most recent eight bills signed into law by President Obama on Friday, Dec. 20.
House Speaker John Boehner had this to say about what’s been accomplished: “The House has continued to listen to the American people and to focus on their concerns. Now, whether it’s the economy, whether it’s jobs, whether it’s protecting the American people from ‘Obamacare,’ we’ve done our work.”
- A lump of coal for long-term jobless (cnbc.com)
- These Charts Show Just How Good Congress Was At Being Terrible In 2013 (debatepolitics.com)
- 4 Groups and Concepts That Deserve a Lump of Coal This Christmas (dailyfinance.com)
- Baby, it’s coal outside: Obama wraps up tough year (kansascity.com)