April 11, 2016

A Real One-Percenter: Clinton’s Disappointing Senate Career By The Numbers

For the second time in as many weeks, Hillary Clinton’s senate record is under scrutiny. When asked about Clinton’s “signature accomplishment” as senator at the end of March, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) was stumped. Feinstein answered that she forgot “what bills she’s [Clinton] been part of or authored” and told an aide to “get on Google.”

Today, Roll Call tallied up the work from Clinton’s senate career and created a graphic showing how little Clinton actually accomplished:

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According to the graphic, although Clinton introduced 416 bills while she was a senator, only three bills ever became law. Making Clinton’s Senate record even more laughable, Roll Call noted that the three bills that became law included only a post-office naming, a highway naming, and a historical site designation. Despite touting her time as a senator on the campaign trail, Clinton passed no significant legislation whatsoever.

Clinton’s less than one percent success rate explains why Senator Feinstein could not recall any of Clinton’s accomplishments in the Senate. After all, unless someone needed a post office named after them, she did not accomplish very much.