Congress Gets a Performance Grade

Congress gets a C- for its performance this year.

That is according to researchers at Indiana University.

Their center on Congress asked 39 political scientists from around the nation about the performance over this session.

The C- came from the responses to 18 questions about how the legislators do their job.

They did give Congress one A- for making a good effort to be accessible to their constituents.

However the lawmakers got Ds for both excessive partisanship and for failing to hold the executive branch in check.

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