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The Do Nothing Democratic Controlled Senate

Discussion in 'Political Debate & Discussion' started by InTheLight, Oct 26, 2015.

  1. InTheLight

    InTheLight Well-Known Member
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    Saw this tidbit of info in the news today:

    From 2009 through 2014 the Democrats controlled the Senate. During that stretch there were only 1,473 recorded votes, the lowest number of votes in a five year period in the last fifty years. In 2011 there were only 235 recorded votes in the Senate; in the Republican controlled House there were 949.

    Recorded votes by year:

    Year.......House....Senate
    2009.......991..........397
    2010.......664..........299
    2011.......949..........235
    2012.......658..........251
    2013.......641..........291

    http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Re...ity-in-Congress-and-Workload_UPDATE.pdf?la=en
     
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    Do not expect CTB to offer any comment that does not blame the Republicans.
     
  3. Revmitchell

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    I say good deal. The less they do the better. The fed was never meant to be so busy anyway.
     
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