TRUMP ‘MOST PRO­DUC­TIVE’ OF RE­CENT PRES­I­DENTS

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS - BY JEN­NIFER HARPER

When pol­i­tics get murky, stay with the num­bers to fer­ret out truth. Here are just such num­bers, these from a snappy new re­port is­sued by House Speaker Paul D. Ryan and House Ma­jor­ity Leader Kevin McCarthy.

“To date, the Repub­li­can-led House has passed 158 bills, mak­ing it the most pro­duc­tive in the modern-era,” the pair say, not­ing that dur­ing the same amount of time, the House passed 131 bills dur­ing the Barack Obama ad­min­is­tra­tion, 67 dur­ing the Ge­orge W. Bush era, 60 dur­ing Bill Clin­ton’s time in of­fice and 41 dur­ing the Ge­orge H.W. Bush pres­i­dency.

“To date, Pres­i­dent Trump has signed 37 bills into law, plac­ing him ahead of the last four ad­min­is­tra­tions,” Mr. Ryan and Mr. McCarthy con­tinue, re­veal­ing that Mr. Obama signed 24 bills at this point, the younger Mr. Bush 15, Mr. Clin­ton 33 and the se­nior Mr. Bush 35.

AS­SO­CI­ATED PRESS

Pres­i­dent Trump speaks at the Faith and Free­dom Coali­tion’s Road To Ma­jor­ity con­fer­ence, say­ing evan­gel­i­cals were stronger than ever.

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