I Rise to Introduce a Bill That I Have Carefully Crafted to Fail

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If you thought Congress didn’t get much done in 2011—just 80 of the 5,929 bills introduced became law—brace yourself for 2012. Since returning from winter break, House members have been working on measures intended not to become law, but to score election-year points by forcing the other side to vote for or against them. A look at bills written just for show.

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