Well apparently, according to NBC NewsMark Murray, “productivity” is measured by the number of bills Congress passes. Guess there weren’t enough for his liking:

From NBC News:

Thanks to a rush of activity in its final days, 296 bills were signed into law during the 113th Congress (2013-2014), as of Dec. 19, barely surpassing the all-time low of 283 enacted during the 112th Congress (2011-2012).

Still, a good chunk of the bills signed into law this year alone – more than 50 – accounted for legislation naming post offices or other federal buildings. So hardly the type of work that would make a Daniel Webster or Tip O’Neill proud.

And the combined productivity of the 112th and 113th – in which Republicans controlled the House and Democrats the Senate – is the lowest of any back-to-back Congresses on record.

Yeah? And your point would be … ?


Cross your fingers for next time!