Trump, 115th Congress historically ineffective, Washington Times Legislative Activity Index finds

To hear the White House and Republican leaders on Capitol Hill tell it, the just-concluded 115th Congress was a master class in bipartisan achievements.

The numbers suggest something altogether different.

Despite Republicans having unified control of all three political levers the White House, House and Senate President Trump and Congress notched the second-worst start to any newly elected administration in modern political history, according to The Washington Times Legislative Activity Index.

Congress wrote fewer laws, held fewer formal House- Senate negotiations, and was near the bottom on several key yardsticks in the Senate — a reflection of Democrats’ ability to flex their filibuster powers to delay Mr. Trump

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