Few people would say 2013 was a good year for Congress. Between the government shutdown in October, the sequestration cuts being implemented in March, and its general refusal to enact serious legislation on a number of important issues facing the U.S., Congress took a beating in the public eye.
In polls, Congress’ popularity plunged to a record low of 9%, less than Americans approval ratings for things like zombies, jury duty, and dog poop. Clearly, Congress has much work to do to revamp its image.
There isn’t much time left for that to happen in 2013, however. Congress’ last day in session this year will be Friday, and there are plenty of issues on the table that need resolved, or else we will see a repeat of the turmoil that’s dogged American politics for much of this year. Read