Congress is on a pace this year to pass the fewest laws in a single year since World War II.


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Gridlock is good! Congress is on a pace this year to pass the fewest laws in a single year since World War II.

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 percent of all proposed laws, according to a USA Today analysis of records since 1947 kept by the U.S. House Clerk’s office.

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  • JGL

    As counter intuitive as it may seem to some, thats actually progress.

    First do no harm, a split power congress is frozen and can do no harm.

    What we wait for is to see how the power will shift, its designed that way.

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