Latest Edition of the Healthy Congress Index Issued

“The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Healthy Congress Index provides Americans with crucial metrics for evaluating Congress’s ability to effectively legislate and govern. It compares results against past Congresses and will be updated on a quarterly basis. The index represents a new, long-term effort to bring accountability to Congress and answer the question: how is Congress governing?

“The period covered by this installment is January 2017 through June 2017 and the numbers presented here are cumulative.

“New in 2017, two additional elements of the index will further examine how well the current Congress is functioning relative to those in the past. We will track 1) programs receiving appropriations after authorizations have expired and 2) progress on the budget and appropriations processes….”


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