Texan Pete Gallego: This Congress the least productive, least popular in U.S. history

Departing Democratic U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego of Alpine made his claim about the productivity/popularity of Congress at about the 1:20 mark of this December 2014 speech (excerpted from C-SPAN).

Democratic U.S. Rep. Pete Gallego, who lost his re-election bid, had this to say in his farewell remarks on the House floor: "This Congress made history as the least productive, most unpopular Congress in the history of this proud nation."

Could it be?

Alas for fact-checkers, there's not enough data behind either part of this claim to reach a True rating. But this statement holds up for the past five to seven decades.

See the full fact check of U.S. Rep. Gallego, D-Alpine.

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