Wednesday, October 27, 2004

Kerry's Record

Kerry's only 11 bills that ever became law- quite a record!

In the debates, President Bush said that John Kerry had written only fivebills that became law. Senator Kerry said that 56 laws he had written (or co-written) had passed.President Bush was apparently wrong - there seem to be 11 that became law. Mr. Bush should correct the record. In fact, there were 56 that passed in the Senate, but only 11 of them wereactually passed by both houses of Congress and signed by a President. Here are the only 11 bills ever passed with John Kerry's name on them:

99th Congress:
A concurrent resolution expressing solidarity with the Sakharov family
100th Congress:
None
101st Congress:
A joint resolution designating a week in Oct 1989 as "World Population Awareness week"
102nd Congress:
Another joint resolution designating week in Oct 1999 as "World Population Awareness week"
A joint resolution designating Nov 13, 1992 as "Vietnam Veterans Memorial10th Anniversary Day"
A Joint resolution designating September 18, 1992 as "National POW/MIArecognition day"
A bill to authorize appropriations to carry out the National Sea GrantCollege Program Act
103rd Congress:
A bill to re-designate a federal Building as the "Frederick C. MurphyFederal Center"
A bill to authorize appropriations for the Marine Mammal Protection act
104th Congress:
None
105th Congress:
None
106th Congress:
A bill to amend the Small Business Act with respect to the Women'sbusiness center program
107th Congress:
A bill to reauthorize the Small Business Technology Transfer program
108th Congress:
A bill to award a congressional gold medal to Jackie Robinson.

This is Senator Kerry's total record of achievement in his 20 years in the U.S. Senate.