Yes, writes Marci Harris  and her team at PopVox:
The 114th Congress has passed a significant number of major policies into law: from ending a Medicare physician payment system that required a temporary “doc fix” every year for seventeen years, to repeal of No Child Left Behind; repeal of the NSA bulk data surveillance program with reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act, the first long-term transportation bill in a decade, a new version of toxic chemicals bill, and an update to the Freedom of Information Act.
Sadly, Harris notes in a separate piece , there are incentives that encourage media and politicos to hew to the “Congress gets nothing done and never compromises” and to little discuss the institution’s successes.
- “[Image]”: http://www.rstreet.org/2016/08/03/is-the-114th-congress-getting-things-done/1-8/
- “writes Marci Harris”: https://blog.popvox.com/2016/07/27/the-114th-congress-by-the-numbers-so-far/
- “a separate piece”: http://www.newamerica.org/weekly/edition-130/congress-working-you-just-havent-heard-about-it/