It is not the number of bills presented and passed that counts for congressional members, it is the quality and the content that counts. There are important issues to address, some important issues shelved because Congress does not want to deal with it. A good example is a decade-old bill (HR 25) that calls for repealing the 16th Amendment, replacing the income tax with a flat consumption tax that can only be changed by 2/3 congressional vote that would rid Americans of the overbearing, unconstitutional tyrannical agency called the "IRS".
It would establish a system that would make it very difficult to cheat (without getting caught), and while reducing the tax percentage and making it a fair and equal taxation; it would also produce more tax revenue removing scam entities like the Clinton Foundation from tax exemption and taxing foreign tourists who purchase items in the United States (which income tax does not do). An established poverty level will afford some Americans a break, as well as exempting food and the purchase of a home from being under the national sales tax system.
It has been difficult to get Congress to repeal the 16th Amendment, that should never have passed after a US Supreme Court decision in 1911 that established it as an unconstitutional direct tax, especially when FDR made it an automatic deduction from payroll checks. The reason is that politicians do not like to reduce their control, and via the IRS, it has established control over what Americans earn. Every ten years a consensus is taken, mandated by constitutional law, and that is when the need to know exact income is necessary - not every year with time consuming and expensive paperwork.
Congress needs to stop wasting time and spend more of it fixing problems that members over the decades have caused. It is time they start earning the salary and benefits they receive. It is also time to remove the 'retirement' benefits, which no elected official should ever receive - and, like the executive office, institute term limits. Congress should practice looking at bills in the long-term, not just the short-term.
This cannot be done unless We the People insist upon true reformation and bring the concept of the Founders' government, the constitutional republic, back into the system that has become diluted and corrupted. In addition, the media's control over elections and its bias and manipulative news reporting needs to be curtailed and ended. Media should be held responsible for objective and truthful reporting as the eyes and ears of the People, not the mouthpiece of corrupt politicians. Freedom of the Press does not mean the freedom to skewer information, produce bias reports, and report flat-out lies.