New study suggests a ‘healthier’ Congress

The new Congress is showing early signs that lawmakers are working more and allowing more input from both parties in the Senate, a new report finds….

…Former Senate Republican leader Trent Lott, R-Miss., who co-chaired the Commission on Political Reform with Daschle, said they want the index to serve both lawmakers, who can use it to self-evaluate, and the public, so they can hold Congress accountable.

“I want the American people to know if they are producing results, and staying in session more and doing their job — and they’ll get the credit for it,” Lott said, “And if they’re not doing that, I want the American people to know that, too.”