A senior House Republican aide: “Nothing of substance is really getting done,”

From The National Journal 

The House is holding lots of headline-grabbing oversight hearings – 100 in May alone. But when it comes to the actual crafting and advancing of legislation, the lower chamber is on pace for one of the least productive sessions in recent decades.
A senior House Republican aide, speaking on condition of anonymity, was just as blunt. “Nothing of substance is really getting done,” he said. “What legislation that Republicans pass is not going to get shot down or changed dramatically in the Senate? And the Senate is thinking, what can we possibly do that makes it through the House?”