Much talk, few laws: Low productivity of 112th Congress

Published 3:00 PM EST, Thu January 3, 2013

Under the 112th Congress, 220 laws were enacted, according to congressional records. This was the smallest number of laws enacted in at least 40 years, dating back to 1973. Eighteen percent of those laws dealt with naming or renaming post offices and federal buildings. Low bar for new Congress »

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From CNN's Robert Yoon