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Wed Mar 20, 2019, 08:22 PM

Snopes: Do Sens. Warren, Booker, Harris and Sanders Pass Fewer Bills Than Other Senators? [View all]

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Posting in the Sanders group for discussion and reference. to Omaha Steve for posting this in the primaries forum.


What's True
Only a fraction of the proposed bills sponsored by Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Cory Booker (D-NJ), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders ( D-VT) have been passed by Congress.

What's False
This phenomenon is not unique to these four senators (as only a very small fraction of all proposed legislation ends up being passed), and the statistics included in the meme are outdated.

A text meme supposedly showcasing the legislative records of various 2020 Democratic presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren (MA), Cory Booker (NJ), Kamala Harris (CA), and Bernie Sanders (VT) circulated on social media in March 2019 along with comments about how these lawmakers were ineffective at their jobs for their failure to pass more than a scant handful of bills:

FULL story here: https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/democratic-senators-pass-bills-rate/

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