. . . for a job well done. And without a trace of sarcasm.
"The current session of Congress is on track to pass historically fewer laws of substance, according to an analysis by The Hill.
. . .
Out of the 126 laws passed by the 113th Congress so far, only 99 are considered substantive and not related to ceremonial recognitions.
By contrast, 144 laws had been enacted at this same point in the last Congress, and 105 of those were non-ceremonial."If I may quote Mark Twain on this . . ."No man's life, liberty, or property are safe while the legislature is in session."