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Third-Quarter Report Card for Congress: Improvement Needed

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Publication Date: May 2006

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Brian M. Riedl; Ronald D. Utt; Alison Acosta Fraser

Topic: Government (Legislative power and procedure)

Keywords: Budget; report card; spending

Type: Report


There is no reason why Members of Congress cannot raise their performance measures on key domestic policy issues, many of which have already made some progress through the legislative process. Over the past few weeks, Members have shown exceptional resolve on a number of controversial issues. If they maintain this pace, they could easily complete the needed work.