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Wash Examiner: Senate Passes Lowest Percentage of House Bills in 25 Years

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By    |   Tuesday, 20 Dec 2016 11:13 AM

The U.S. Senate has passed the lowest percentage of bills from the House of Representatives in 25 years, the Washington Examiner reports.

The 114th Congress passed 29 percent of the bills sent from the House, down from 36 percent from 2013 to 2015, according to a study from Quorum. The previous low was 34 percent passed, which came at the end of former President George W. Bush's administration, when Democrats controlled both chambers of Congress.

Despite this, the 114th Congress still outdid the 113th Congress in sending bills to the White House. In the last two years, legislators introduced 10,078 bills, 329 of which were sent to President Barack Obama.

"While this represents a marked increase from the 113th Congress' 8,911 introduced bills and 282 bills sent to the president, it was still the fourth worst number of bills sent to the president out of the last 14 congresses and below the historical average of 396," the study said, according to the Examiner.

According to The Hill, Quorum also found that the House, despite exceeding the average bills passed this session, fell far short of the record high passed by Congress during Obama's first two years in office.

The House did come close to setting a record for the amount of bills considered on the floor that were then passed, 782 bills were considered and 773 passed.

"Both numbers were above historical averages … and place the House second in recent history for the number of bills considered and passed," Quorum said.

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