To The Daily Sun,
What has Bernie Sanders ever done in Congress?
For answers, see http://www.dailykos.com/stories/2016/2/12/1483928/-What-has-Bernie-ever-accomplished.
To paraphrase: in Congress, Sanders is known as The Amendment King. He got passed amendments that:
— Reduced costs of post-secondary education in April, 1998.
— Stopped the IRS from being able to use funds that violated pension laws in July, 2002.
— Expanded free health care in November, 2001.
— Prohibited importation of goods made with child labor in July, 2001.
— Increased funding for heating for the poor in September, 2004.
— Prohibited the Export-Import Bank from providing loans for nuclear projects in China in June, 2005.
All this despite the fact that the most right-wing Republicans in a generation controlled the House of Representatives between 1994 and 2006.
As a senator, Sanders made amendments that:
— Required 30 percent of hot water demands in newer buildings to be provided by solar water heaters in June, 2007.
— Protected our troops; $10 million to Army National Guard in October, 2007.
— Restricted the 2008 bailout to protect U.S. workers in February, 2009.
— Exposed corruption in the military-industrial complex in November, 2012.
— Ensured that the military's TRICARE system could treat autism.
— Required an audit of the Federal Reserve.
So, Bernie has done plenty in Congress, and I think he'll do plenty as president.
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