The Senate: Where Republican House bills go to die

By Jen Krausz on
 December 12, 2023

The Washington Examiner reported Monday that the U.S. Senate is still a 'legislative graveyard' for Republican House bills.

The gridlock in a divided Congress is very real but was expected all the way back to the time of the Founding Fathers to prevent any legislation that is too radical from being passed.

It's really nothing new: Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) used to call Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) the "grim reaper" when she was speaker and he was Senate Majority Leader.

McConnell apparently killed more than 400 bills sent from the House that were passed by the Democrat majority in place at the time.

Only 14 of the 295 bills passed in the House this year have made it through the Senate as well.

Currently, there's a rush to get spending bills passed before the end of the year, so we'll see if Congress can get everything done that it needs to before the holiday recess.