Saved By the Bell: The Congress Years

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From USA Today:

Members of Congress on average speak at the same level as high school sophomores and almost a full grade lower than in 2005, a new report says.

The independent Sunlight Foundation, a watchdog group, says some people will view its findings as “a dumbing down of Congress” while others will interpret the report as “more effective communications” from lawmakers.

By comparison, the average American reads between an eighth grade and ninth grade level.

Rep. Mick Mulvaney, a freshman Republican from South Carolina, rates the lowest in the Sunlight Foundation report. He speaks at a 7.94 level, meaning at a level between the seventh and eighth grades.


Analysis: Congress talks like high school sophomores (USA Today)



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