by Crystal Shepeard
August 7, 2013
You may have noticed there are pressing issues going on in our country at the moment. The economy is reportedly improving, though people still can’t find jobs. If they do find a job, often they are underemployed and still not making what they need. There have been record storms, bridges are collapsing, and there are millions of immigrants who would like to stop living in fear.
The current Congress has taken doing nothing to the extreme. While a little more than 5,000 bills have been introduced, the majority were referred to committee and never even discussed. Those that made it out of committee often couldn’t past procedural hurdles to get a final vote. Thus far only 22 bills have made it to the President’s desk for signature.
This Congress is not very good at passing laws.
What they are good at is discourse, divisiveness and delay.
While they go on their six week break to find out what their constituents have to say, much of the business crucial to our nation’s well being is left unattended. Here are just ten of the things that are still undone.