Congress lagging in legislative output
Fewest bills passed in recent memory
Congress is close to wrapping up one of its least productive sessions in recent memory, as the House and Senate have passed a scant number of bills compared with other non-election years, and President Obama has signed the fewest measures into law in at least two decades. Congressional popularity is at an all-time low and at least one presidential candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, R, is trying to win votes by calling for a part-time legislature.