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U.S. Rep. Robert Andrews announced his retirement in February, after 23 years of representing his New Jersey district, and in "tribute," The Washington Post suggested he might be the least successful lawmaker of the past two decades, in that he'd sponsored a total of 646 pieces of legislation — more than any of his contemporaries — but not a single one became law. In fact, Andrews hasn't accomplished even the easiest of all bill-sponsoring — to name a post office or a courthouse.

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