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November 11, 2013


Dozens of Bills in Legislative Purgatory

Washington Post: "There are dozens of such bills sitting in congressional limbo, passed by one house of Congress but not the other -- and allowing both the House and the Senate to indulge the pleasant illusion that they are being productive."

"Some of the bills in this political purgatory are the victims of ordinary congressional gridlock. But others are bound there from their very beginnings -- conceived not as legislation that will eventually become law but simply as political instruments intended only to stoke the passions of liberal or conservative base voters."

"With the gridlock worse than ever and the 2014 midterm elections less than a year away, that category is expected to grow."












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