According to MSNBC on April 10, the president lashed out at Congress during a Democratic fundraiser in Houston, just a few hours after Senate Republicans blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would had barred employers from paying women a lower wage than men.
The president's criticism of Congress is in some aspects a fair assessment to the political partisanship that is gripping the nation's capital. Obama said of Congress failure to govern:
"This has become the least productive Congress in modern history, recent memory. And that's by objective measures, just basic activity."
Since 2009, the number of bills passed by Congress has sharply taken a nose dive. The 113th Congress, the current Congress in session, has passed only 98 bills to date, the lowest total in U.S. history.