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Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:10 PM

6 weeks into the Republican majority and "new era of productivity." TWO bills have become law. TWO.



http://www.latimes.com/nation/politics/la-na-gop-congress-assessment-20150215-story.html#page=1

When Republicans swept into power last November, they promised a new era of productivity and discipline that would break four years of gridlock. "America's New Congress," they called it.

But far from striking a bold contrast with the last two terms of stalemate, congressional Republicans have quickly run into familiar obstacles, including partisan paralysis and party infighting.

Only two bills have become law one a leftover from last year that funds a terrorism insurance program important to real estate developers, the other a noncontroversial measure to address mental health problems among veterans.

That compares with six new laws at this point in 2007, when Democrats came to power in both chambers for the final two years of President George W. Bush's tenure.

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Reply 6 weeks into the Republican majority and "new era of productivity." TWO bills have become law. TWO. (Original post)
Miles Archer Feb 2015 OP
MADem Feb 2015 #1

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Mon Feb 16, 2015, 04:18 PM

1. Didn't Bernie Sanders have a rather LARGE hand in that Veteran's Bill?

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