In other words: Congress has labored mightily, and brought forth a mouse!
The dress was brought forth from its envelope of white linen.
It was "conceived in mischief and brought forth in iniquity."
Their challenge to America brought forth the Monroe Doctrine.
Then the fig blossomed and brought forth its small, red fruit.
The last carriage having passed, an anker of whiskey was brought forth, with cakes and cheese, to feast both great and small.
So, after considering the fire and the matter a moment, I brought forth my doubt.
He brought forth bundle after bundle of the funds, until he had the required amount in a pile on the nearest table.
She made a dive into the depths of the trunk and brought forth the shirtwaists.
"I've got 'em both on purpose," said John; and then he brought forth two letters, and handed one of them to his brother-in-law.
Old English bringan "to bring, bring forth, produce, present, offer" (past tense brohte, past participle broht), from Proto-Germanic *brenganan (cf. Old Frisian brenga, Middle Dutch brenghen, Old High German bringan, Gothic briggan); no exact cognates outside Germanic, but it appears to be from PIE root *bhrengk-, compound based on root *bher- (1) "to carry" (cf. Latin ferre; see infer).
The tendency to conjugate this as a strong verb on the model of sing, drink, etc., is ancient: Old English also had a rare strong past participle form, brungen, corresponding to modern colloquial brung. To bring down the house figuratively (1754) is to elicit applause so thunderous it collapses the roof.