Figure 2-3. Committee Reported Bill Trends, 1981-2018. Panel A: Average Counts of Reported Bills

From Committees and the Decline of Lawmaking in Congress by Jonathan Lewallen

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  • Fig. 2.3. Committee Reported Bill Trends, 1981–2018. (Source: THOMAS/, calculated by the author. Panel A (top) displays the data as counts, Panel B (bottom) as proportions. The points represent the averages in each congress, the gray shaded areas represent a standard deviation above and below the averages.)