From the Daily News:
Congress is on vacation, but with some lawmakers it's hard to tell the difference.
Twenty-year Brooklyn incumbent Rep. Nydia Velazquez has not sponsored one bill, amendment or resolution this year.
Between her $174,000 salary and a staff that earned $898,211 last year, that's a stiff price for inactivity, congressional watchers said.
"In the words of another famous New Yorker, 'They got some 'splaining to do,'" said Norman Ornstein, a resident with the American Enterprise Institute, a nonprofit research center.
A Daily News survey found that Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-Manhattan) ranks first among New York's 28 representatives for activity with 36 proposed bills, resolutions and amendments.
Maloney and Rep. Jerrold Nadler co-wrote last year's 9/11 Health and Compensation Act. Nadler (D-Manhattan) tied for third in the entire delegation with 21 proposals.