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Thu Apr 7, 2016, 02:41 PM

What substantive bills did Hillary get passed while in Congress?

Hillary and her supporters talk a lot about her experience and effectiveness.

They know that I will be a president who, yes, I will listen to people but I will stand my ground and I know how to get things done.
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/video/2016/02/08/hillary_clinton_why_are_they_coming_after_me_because_theyre_afraid_of_me.html

OK. So what bills did she actually get done in her only elected office, representing NY in the US Senate?

I'm not talking about bills naming post offices or federal highways, or declaring national hangnail month. I mean real bills that made a difference in people's lives.

What bills did Hillary get passed in the Senate?

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TheDormouse Apr 2016 OP
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #1
Zen Democrat Apr 2016 #2
merrily Apr 2016 #3
1StrongBlackMan Apr 2016 #4
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #6
Motown_Johnny Apr 2016 #8
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #9
Capt. Obvious Apr 2016 #5
bettyellen Apr 2016 #7
TheDormouse Apr 2016 #10
bettyellen Apr 2016 #11

Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 02:53 PM

1. Don't everybody rush in at once

There's plenty of time for everyone.

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:06 PM

2. I think she got a resolution past both houses of Congress for Purple Heart Veterans Day.

That's all I can think of.

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Response to Zen Democrat (Reply #2)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 03:31 PM

3. Wasn't that more ceremonial than substantive?

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:09 PM

4. The Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act ... and 74 others ...

 

Google is your friend ... well ... maybe not:

As a senator, Hillary Clinton "has her name on three laws in eight years."

— Jeb Bush on Tuesday, June 16th, 2015 in an interview with Sean Hannity on Fox News

http://www.politifact.com/florida/statements/2015/jun/23/jeb-bush/did-hillary-clinton-have-her-name-only-three-laws-/


The things we find when we look.

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:45 PM

6. I'm asking what bills she was the principal sponsor of, not a co-sponsor of

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Response to 1StrongBlackMan (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:48 PM

8. Google is your enemy.

 


https://pplswar.wordpress.com/2015/10/21/fact-bernie-sanders-got-more-done-in-the-senate-than-hillary-clinton/

^snip^

Fact: Bernie Sanders Got More Done in the Senate than Hillary Clinton

While Sanders chaired the Senate’s Veteran Affairs committee during the 113th Congress (2013-2014), 13 of the committee’s bills became law. That may not sound like a lot until you realize that the Senate Veterans Affairs (VA) committee only passed 8.5 bills into law on average during each of the past 20 Congresses and that these 13 bills became law during the second least productive Congress in American history.

Sanders’ most significant achievement during 113th Congress was passing a $16.3 billion bipartisan VA reform bill that expanded existing and created new health care facilities, allowed veterans to go outside the VA system to private health care providers when wait times are too long or if a veteran lives more than 40 miles away from a VA facility, and made it easier to fire VA officials.

Sanders was so effective as a legislator that the (right-wing) Veterans of Foreign Wars awarded him its highest honor in 2015.

How many bills did Clinton successfully shepherd into law as the chair of a Senate committee? Zero. Clinton did not chair any Senate committees during the three Congresses she served in because she did not accumulate enough seniority.



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Response to Motown_Johnny (Reply #8)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:49 PM

9. BOOM!

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:10 PM

5. One comes to mind

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Response to TheDormouse (Original post)

Thu Apr 7, 2016, 04:48 PM

7. Not a bill, but she made sure Plan B was going to market and OTC.

 

She made it a priority.

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Response to bettyellen (Reply #7)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 02:23 PM

10. thanks for a serious reply, Bettyellen

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Response to TheDormouse (Reply #10)

Fri Apr 8, 2016, 02:49 PM

11. and I know she has written legislation as well, I think about 8-9 pieces....

 

but I honestly do not think that any passed. too liberal for congress.
you are welcome!

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