From The Center for American Progress:

This was a Congress that the conservative R Street Institute described as “more dysfunctional than ever”—only 52 pieces of legislation were passed in the Senate by a recorded vote.30

[30] James Wallner, “Mitch McConnell said the 115th Congress was ‘the best,’ but it’s more dysfunctional than ever,” R Street Institute, February 4, 2019, available at The use of a recorded vote is often an indicator of legislation with some significance; whereas minor, noncontroversial legislation is more typically passed by unanimous consent.

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