I took it upon myself to count the number (one at a time) of victories (Acts) of Congress from 1789 to present (please don't tell anybody how I spend my free time)... And I can tell you this, our leaders have been a hard-working bunch!
For the 122 years from 1789 to 1901, Congress succeeded in passing over 136 Acts (over, because a few years data wasn't available)... So let's add another 50% (I'm sure that's generous), for a total somewhere around a couple hundred... Amazing!!
For the 111 years from 1901 to 2012 (