As 2017 begins and President Obama’s 2nd term comes to an end, the Political Saints look back on significant legislative failures that occurred during Obama’s terms in office. Congress has attempted to pass many significant pieces of legislation, but has often come up short. The following blog posts in our “Legislative Failures” series explores why and how these bills did not become law. The Political Saints from Dr. Collen’s U.S. Congress class explore the infamous 2014 government shutdown, Kate’s Law, the “Audit-the-Fed” legislation, the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, and other prominent legislative failures of the past eight years.

Stay tuned over the next weeks before President-elect Trump’s inauguration for this retrospective on Congress during the Obama years.

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