Researcher and Writer in Washington, DC

Five Reasons Why You Can’t Judge a Congress by Counting Laws

The Hill Newspaper

by Kevin R. Kosar

For the past six weeks, the media has bid a raucous good riddance to the 113th Congress. They have trashed it for its hyper-partisanship, for shutting down the government and for being in session so seldom. They also point to Congress’ 14 percent public approval rating. But most of all, the 113th is trashed for being “unproductive.”

While the disdain for the 113th Congress is understandable, critics err when they tar Congress based on a bogus metric: the number of laws passed…. (Read more)

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