Hoosiers understand that there is a difference between showing up for work and actually working. Senator Joe Donnelly claims to know the difference:
Yahoo News: “I still think what makes you an actual successful senator is the same,” he notes in an interview, with an emphasis on “actual.“ Success is, he says, “making the lives of people in our state better, making the lives of people in our country better.“
But his do-nothing record tells a different story:
- In 11-plus years in Congress (2007 – 2018), none of Donnelly’s sponsored legislation has been signed into law.
- The Center For Effective Lawmaking named Donnelly the least effective Democrat in the Senate for the 114th Congress and the third-least effective for the 113th Congress.
- According to GovTrack, in the 114th Congress (2015-2016), Donnelly had the fewest bills introduced, the fewest cosponsors, the fewest laws enacted, and the third-fewest bills cosponsored among Senate Democrats.
Forty-four percent of Indiana voters agree it’s time for a new Senator. Donnelly’s definition of an “actual successful Senator” isn’t holding water when matched up against his record…or lack thereof.