Bill Me Later

How do you help out a paralyzed Congress? Give it some awesome ideas for bills

Illustration by Tomasz Walenta for TIME; Getty Images (2)

As it heads off to recess until September, Congress has put only 22 bills on President Obama's desk, which is only 22 more bills than I've put on his desk. Those 22 bills are way below the 453 measures that the Do-Nothing Congress averaged each year during Harry Truman's first term. In fact, Congress is on track to crush its record of fewest bills passed per year, which was 88 in 1995, when the House had a contract with America, and, as everyone in the world knows, America likes its contracts short because America hates to read.

Worse, what Congress has...

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