The 115th Congress functioned poorly overall. In several key areas, it underperformed its predecessors and its own expectations set by leaders.
Congress had much more success than in recent years when it came funding the government for Fiscal Year 2019, which began on October 1, 2018.
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The 115th Congress has spent a less-than-optimal amount of time working in Washington, but this Congress differs little from its recent predecessors.
As the Senate begins open debate on immigration legislation, new Healthy Congress Index data shows that it will be the first substantial opportunity for debate in the 115th Congress.
Senate action on a budget resolution this week obscures continued dysfunction with the budget-making and appropriations process.