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Kevin Spacey: Last Congress ‘least productive’ in US history [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

WASHINGTON — In a brief red-carpet interview with The Daily Caller, Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey called the last Congress the “least productive” in U.S. history. Spacey also said he hopes President Obama has a “great” second term.

Spacey was in Washington for a screening of his new 13-episode political drama “House of Cards.”

“They were the least productive Congress in the history of the United States,” Spacey said at the premiere Tuesday night at the Newseum.

“That’s historically true. I mean, I’m not making that up.”

A Washington Times analysis found that the House and Senate passed the fewest laws and considered the fewest bills of any Congress in history. Democrats controlled the Senate and Republicans controlled the House in the 122th Congress, which began on Jan. 3, 2011 and ended Jan. 3, 2013.

Spacey plays Rep. Frank Underwood in “House of Cards,” which premieres on Netflix Feb. 1.

Asked what he wants President Barack Obama to do in his second term, Spacey responded, “I hope he has a great second term and I hope he uses the power of the presidency to get things done and it seems like he is.”

Actress Robin Wright, who plays Underwood’s wife Claire in the drama, was also in attendance at the Washington screening.

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