ICYMI: The GOP House did a whole lot of nothing this year

The GOP House did a whole lot of nothing this year

We can call it: This year’s House of Representatives, led by Republicans, was the most ineffective since 1933. It passed just 22 bills, compared with the 85 bills that former House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s House passed in 2021. Worse, most of the bills it did pass were fluff, such as one authorizing an anniversary coin for the Marine Corps. There is much more fail in this Congress detailed in this story. Check it out.

At the very least, they got rid of George Santos … though we don’t know whether to count that as a success that he’s gone, or a failure that he was a congressman in the first place.

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