We are on track to have a record breaking 112th Congress. What record are they breaking? The record for least productive Congress since WWII.
In 2012 so far, only 61 bills have become law. And in all of 2011 (right after the Republicans took control of the House) only 90 bills became law.
The previous Congress (the 111th), which Democrats controlled, passed 258 laws in 2010 and 125 in 2009, even with all the Republican filibusters in the Senate.
Not surprisingly, the approval ratings for Congress are also at historical lows. They just hit 10% according to a new Gallup poll.