Not long ago, a study was released showing that states passed 171 immigration laws last year. It provided a sharp contrast to the record in Congress. That got us to thinking about how much action takes place in the state capitals versus on Capitol Hill, so we turned to Martin Milita, Esq., a lawyer and senior lobbyist with Duane Morris Government Strategies for some answers.
According to Mr. Milita, the 113th Congress passed 352 bills and resolutions in 2013 and 2014.
“That represents legislation cleared by both chambers – sometimes in different forms – and not all was signed into law” Milita said.
“By contrast, the legislative bodies in all 50 states and Washington DC passed in excess of 45,564 bills and resolutions in that same period”. “Indeed, fully 38 states and the District of Columbia passed more legislation than Congress did last session”.
Another way of looking at it…
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