US Congress worse than Indian Parliament in passing bills

Last Updated: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 15:10

Washington: The current US Congress has signed the fewest number of bills, 15, into laws in recent history.

The 112th Congress (2011-2013) was the most unproductive since the 1940s, but even that Congress, by this time in its first year, had 23 bills signed into law.

The low number cannot be blamed on President Barack Obama, as he has vetoed just two pieces of legislation during his time in office, both in 2010.
The Huffington Post compiled the data from GovTrack, which lists laws since 1973.

The report found that while the 113th Congress has passed a couple of significant pieces of legislation, including the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act and disaster relief for Hurricane Sandy victims, the approvals have come after complicated and intense partisanship not seen in the past.


First Published: Tuesday, July 9, 2013 - 14:30

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