U.S. Senate, Public Laws Passed, 1994-2014 (Source: U.S. Senate)

The Do-Nothing Senate


Sometimes to appreciate just how awful numbers are you need to see a chart. The U.S. Senate in 2014 – technically, the Second Session of the 113th Congress – was the least productive in a very long time. By any measure. At a time when there were many, urgent issues facing the country, the Senate…