Per the Rules of the Senate, one person manages all business for the senate: that person is called the Presiding Officer, but who is the presiding officer that says want can and cannot be acted upon by the Senate?
“The Presiding Officer is the person who presides over the United States Senate and is charged with maintaining order and decorum, recognizing members to speak, and interpreting the Senate’s rules, practices and precedents. The Presiding Officer is a role, not an actual office; whoever is presiding at the time is the Presiding Officer.
The President pro tempore (a Senator elected to the post by the Senate at the beginning of each Congress, which since World War II by custom has been the most senior Senator of the majority party) is nominally responsible for presiding over the Senate ’in the Absence of the Vice President, or when he shall exercise the Office of the President of the United States’ (Article I, Section 3, Clause 5).”
“The most senior Senator elected to the MAJORITY party”
Gee, that is Harry Reid.
Therefore, the reason congress appears to do nothing is because Harry Reid makes it so. Over 350 bills have been sent to the Senate by the Congress and they sit and sit with no action taken.
Vote Reid and Pelosi out of office.
Sheesh stop being so gullible people. All our problems in Washington DC are the fault of one party the Democrats.
Also there is a need to change the rules so the Majority party can not have this much power ever again.