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Congressional Velocity (March 2014 Update)

This is the latest update for the series of posts I have been doing on how the current congress compares to the last two in law making velocity. The last post was in December. Depending on your views on such things, enacting more laws may be better, or enacting fewer laws may be better. In any case, the 113th congress is continuing to succeed at enacting fewer laws than either of the two previous congresses. As of the last law currently listed at my source at Congress Summary, which was a reauthorization of the National Integrated Drought Information System signed into law by Obama on March 6th, the 113th has passed and Obama has enacted 86 laws. At a comparable time in the cycle, the 112th had enacted 97 and the 111th has enacted 148.

Here are the charts:

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[Edit 16:23 UTC to fix a capitalization issue.]

@abulsme tweets from 2014-03-20 (UTC)