Fascinating new study by the folks at the Sunlight Foundation has just been released.
“The Life and Death of Congressional Bills in the 110th Congress:A window into what happens to bills in congress,” seems to be a must-read for anyone who teaches legal research.
So, for the 110th congress, did you know:
- there were 11059 bills introduced
- of those, 3724 were introduced in the Senate and 7335 were introduced in the House
- 442 bills became law — 4% of the bill introduced
- and, most bills died in the committee of the chamber where it was introduced
And, they have all sorts of graphs and charts for you to get a real visual insight into the life cycle of legislation.
[hat tip to Ellen Miller]