Tagged: congress

A Measure of Congressional (un)Productivity (Robert Coon On Politics)

by Robert Coon 7/9/2014 10:34 am

The 113th Congress is on track to pass a record low number of laws enacted. While not the only measurement of productivity, examining the number of laws passed does shed light on the level of cooperation within the Congressional body. And looking at the record low level of confidence the public has in the institution, it's fair to say things aren't going well.

Few Senators Block Vote on Internet Sales Tax Bill

by Associated Press 4/25/2013 3:44 pm

A handful of senators from Oregon, Montana, New Hampshire and Delaware -- states without sales taxes -- are blocking a bill that would tax Internet purchases.

Online Privacy is Evolving. Does It Matter to You?

by Associated Press 4/24/2013 11:40 am

Online privacy rules are changing. The question now is how much you'll care.

Congress Back to Work to Deal With Fiscal Cliff, Farm Bill

by Associated Press 11/13/2012 7:29 am

Looming large in the lame-duck session is the need for the president and Congress to figure out how to avoid the double economic hit of tax increases and automatic spending cuts. There's also the matter of the farm bill.

Congresswoman Won't Seek Another Term, Will Spend Time with Aging Mother

by 2/12/2010 1:58 pm

Republican Diane Watson will not seek another term in Congress so she can spend quality time with her 100-year-old mother.