Beating the odds: Why one bill made it through a gridlocked Congress — and so many don’t

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Here’s what Schoolhouse Rock left out.

by Andrew Prokop on May 22, 2014

Tousands of bills are introduced during each Congress. Vanishingly few of them end up becoming law — fewer each year, as Congressional gridlock anddysfunction worsen. Out of 7,207 bills and joint resolutions introduced during this Congress, only 103 have become law — fewer, by this point, than in any other Congress since at least the 1970s.


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