Politics Breaking News: Unproductive Congress: How Stalemates Became the Norm in Washington DC

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Politics Breaking News: Unproductive Congress: How Stalemates Became the Norm in Washington DC

by Wochit 1:18 mins

The much-criticized 112th Congress - from 2011 to 2012 - was the least productive and least popular Congress on record. After the last Congress saw its approval ratings drop to their lowest levels, a Gallup survey found that just 10 percent of Americans have confidence in the institution. That?s the lowest percentage Gallup ever measured for Congress on this question ? or, for that matter, any other American institution, including the presidency, big business, the medical profession and public schools. The Senate passed a sweeping immigration bill, and the pressure to make or break the issue of reform has passed to the House -- where any immigration measure will most likely be much harder to pass. During an interview, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor made a plea for the children of undocumented immigrants to gain citizenship, voicing his support for a DREAM Act-like provision as part of immigration reform. U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry wrapped up four days of shuttle diplomacy on a positive note, saying he had considerably narrowed the gaps between Israel and the Palestinians and that the resumption of negotiations could be "within reach."

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