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In the ‘Do-Nothing Congress,’ These Are the Legislators That Got Things Done

December 23, 2013
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In the ‘Do-Nothing Congress,’ These Are the Legislators That Got Things Done
Pete Sessions, Candice Miller, Doc Hastings, Rob Bishop, Virginia Foxx
Composite from U.S. Congress and Jay Westcott for Nation Swell
A round of applause for these folks, please.

It’s been called the least-productive Congress in U.S. history, and it only passed 55 bills in 2013. The Huffington Post has compiled a list of the legislators, though, who have broken through the gridlock and actually got their bills to the floor. These are the people who successfully pushed legislation through committee, where many bills die.

Here’s the ranking of the most efficient members of the House, which they compiled by dividing the number of bills a legislator sponsored that were passed out of committee by the total number of bills they sponsored. To see the full list and to find out which bills survived, check out the Huffington Post story. 

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