A Very Productive Congress and Legislatively Successful President

Originally posted in 2010. Ironically, the Congresses to follow — the 112th (2011-2012) and the 113th (2013-2014) — were two of the most unproductive in decades. 

Despite negative public misperceptions, the 111th Congress (2009-2010) is on its way to becoming the most productive since the historic 89th Congress of Lyndon Johnson’s Great Society 11965-67, according to analyst Norm Ornstein, and Obama already has the most legislative success of any modern president — and that includes Ronald Reagan and Johnson. Click.

Obama has also reinvigorated America’s regulatory apparatus — agencies and commissions created during the progressive era to protect the public. Analyst John Judis calls this a Quiet Revolution.

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