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Punchlines: Least productive Congress ever (except for the chimps)

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USA TODAY - Well, you might call Congress a lot of things, but unproductive isn't one of them. Oh, wait. Actually it is.

And for this 113th Congress, you can add a superlative to that title. It is set to go down in history as the least productive Congress ever.

That's right, your Senators and Representatives have only passed 55 bills this session (of course they've got a few days left to redeem themselves. Do you think they will?).

Aren't type-A politicos supposed to be overachievers? But as the comedians in today's Punchlines point out, it's not a total loss.

They did at least one big thing: They approved funding for a multi-million dollar plan that allows chimps to retire in luxury in Louisiana.

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