It used to be fun, but now it’s getting dangerous

by John Wilkerson, David Smith, Nick Stramp

On Tuesday Feb 4, the Washington Post published an article in which retiring representative Robert Andrews (D-NJ) was asked to defend the fact that none of the bills he sponsored over 20 years had become law. A bad measure (bill success) that previously garnered little public attention now seems to be trickling into the mainstream as congressional data becomes more easily accessible…..

More at the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage.

And one more chart, which displays how many more lawmakers are successful sponsors if just the CRS designated companion bills are considered.

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