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Our 'Do Nothing Congress' By the Numbers

Breaking down the numbers behind the 113th U.S. Congress.
Image: John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy
House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio, accompanied by incoming House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy of Calif., and others, speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, July 9, 2014. Boehner addressed questions on a $3.7 billion request for emergency funds to secure the U.S. and Mexican border. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)Evan Vucci / AP

In this week's installment of our 'by the numbers' infographic we break down the numbers behind the 113th U.S. Congress.

Sources: Senate Historical Office, Georgetown University Government Affairs Institute,, House Library, Library of Congress, National Economic Council and the President's Council of Economic Advisers, Roll Call, American Community Survey, Congressional Research Service Report, Vital Statistics in American Politics, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Yahoo News, Pew Research Center, Center for the Study of the American Electorate.