ⓘ Congressional stagnation in the United States. Congressional stagnation is an American political theory that attempts to explain the high rate of incumbency re- ..

                                     

ⓘ Congressional stagnation in the United States

Congressional stagnation is an American political theory that attempts to explain the high rate of incumbency re-election to the United States House of Representatives. In recent years this rate has been well over 90 per cent, with rarely more than 5-10 incumbents losing their House seats every election cycle.

The term "congressional stagnation" originates from the theory that Congress has become stagnant through the continuous re-election of most employees, preserving the status quo.