House leaders Nancy Pelosi and John Boehner exchanged barbs Wednesday about how productive the House has been this year.
Earlier Wednesday, Boehner (R-Ohio) defended the legislative record of the House, saying it passed nearly 150 bills aimed at boosting job creation.
Number of the day: 148. That’s how many House-passed bills Senate Dems haven’t acted on. http://t.co/PZhrfox1Er— Speaker John Boehner (@SpeakerBoehner) December 4, 2013
Pelosi (D-Calif.), the House minority leader, quickly tweeted back.
Number of the year: 0. That’s how many times the House GOP allowed a vote on a jobs bill. pic.twitter.com/fOBrJTEx8M— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) December 4, 2013
Boehner then doubled down in his response.
Pelosi on Tuesday had tweeted at the Speaker that "we’ve done our work.”
House Democrats have pointed to a few bipartisan measures the Senate has passed that Boehner refuses to take up, such as immigration reform.
U.S. News and World Report recently noted that the "do-nothing" Congress in 1947 and 1948 passed 900 bills, while the current Congress has only turned 52 bills into law so far.