Commentary: Throw 'Em All Out of Congress — Except Mine

Congress’ approval ratings are near record lows, with just 12 percent of Americans saying the House and the Senate are doing a good job, according to a mid-December Gallup poll. Yahoo News asked voters to compare and contrast their representative with Congress as a whole and to indicate why they like, or dislike, one over the other. My congressman, Rep. Mike Quigley of Illinois’ fifth House district, is a Democrat in a sea of Republicans who seem to have forgotten the purpose of Congress. And, wow, this Congress refused to legislate, passing only 66 bills into law, packing in an extra eight in late December to bring the total up from 58.

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