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35 Members Of Congress Who've Passed Zero Laws

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35 Members Of Congress Who've Passed Zero Laws

Congress is a hostile environment for fledgling bills lately, with the past two Congresses holding places No. 1 and No. 2 for record low number of bills signed into law in U.S. history.

It's an accomplishment, therefore, for a member of Congress to write and pass even one bill per Congress, and even more of an accomplishment if the member doesn't chair a committee–committee chairs are often the ones to sponsor (and therefore get credit for) the bills that come out of their committees.

That said, we'd expect a congressperson to have passed a bill or two–even a silly one like naming a post office–by the time they've been in office for two or three terms, but there are a handful of members of Congress for whom that's not the case.

We dove into our database of Congresspeople to find every member who hasn't passed a bill in their current seat, then ranked the results by each members' time in office. Following are the 35 members of Congress who've never sponsored a bill that's been passed into law, who've also been in office the longest. A handful have been in their seats for over a decade. And No. 1 on the countdown? He's held his seat for 20 years without passing a single law.

Note: We broke all tie breakers for years in office by number of bills, in descending order, each member has sponsored. Every one of the following members has passed zero bills, but we've also provided the number of bills they've sponsored and cosponsored.

 

Sen. Al Franken

 

 

Rep. Dina Titus

 

 

Rep. Erik Paulson

 

 

Rep. Duncan Hunter

 

 

Del. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan

 

 

Rep. Ben Ray Lujan

 

 

Rep. Cynthia M. Lummis

 

 

Del. Pedro R. Pierluisi

 

 

Rep. Judy Chu

 

 

Rep. James A. Himes

 

 

Rep. Leonard Lance

 

 

Rep. Glenn Thompson

 

 

Rep. Chellie Pingree

 

 

Rep. John Garamendi

 

 

Rep. Steve Scalise

 

 

Rep. Marcia L. Fudge

 

 

Rep. Donna F. Edwards

 

 

Rep. Andre Carson

 

 

Rep. Yvette D. Clarke

 

 

Rep. Vern Buchanan

 

 

Rep. Jim Jordan

 

 

Rep. Jerry Mcnerney

 

 

Rep. David Loebsack

 

 

Sen. Bob Corker

 

 

Rep. Adrian Smith

 

 

Rep. Tom Price

 

 

Rep. Louie Gohmert

 

 

Rep. Kenny Marchant

 

 

Rep. Gwen Moore

 

 

Rep. Al Green

 

 

Rep. Trent Franks

 

 

Rep. Steve King

 

 

Rep. Linda T. Sanchez

 

 

Rep. James R. Langevin

 

 

Rep. Mark Sanford

 

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