This morning, Speaker Boehner told reporters “to count on” the GOP voting again to repeal the Affordable Care Act … for the 38th time.
It comes as no surprise that working on legislative solutions for the American people – or even just plain working – is not high on the list of priorities for Republican leaders. We are more than half way through 2013 and Speaker Boehner has brought the GOP-run House into legislative session on just 71 days. Over the next nine weeks, the House GOP is scheduled to be at work here in Washington just 15 days.
In fact, the 113th Congress is “on pace to be the least productive in modern history.” From the Huffington Post:
The current Congress has had just 15 bills signed into law so far, the fewest in recent history.
This is not an insignificant feat. After all, the 112th Congress (2011-2013) was the most unproductive since the 1940s. But even that Congress, by this time in its first year, had 23 bills signed into law.
Americans want jobs and economic growth, not more distractions, delays, and message bills to nowhere.