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Old 01-16-2014, 12:38 PM  
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Data: Ted Cruz Most Efficient Senator, Ron Wyden and Rand Paul Most Effective

http://reason.com/blThe Brookings Institute has released scores ranking how effective members of Congress were in 2013. And by “effective” they mean how effective congresspersons were at getting their proposed legislation through committee, a major hurdle in the legislative process. What they find may surprise you.

Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was the most efficient Senator, which means Cruz got the highest percentage of his proposed bills through committee (7 out of 8). Compare this to Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) who proposed 61 pieces of legislation and literally none of them made it through committee.

Using another metric to define productivity, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) had the highest number of their bills make it through committee, 13 and 11 respectively. Thinking about this another way for instance, Rand Paul was 4x as effective at getting bills through committee than the average Senator would be expected to.

It may surprise some that Paul and Cruz, two senators dubbed tea party “wacko birds” could be so effective in getting their legislation through committee. It demonstrates that while these Senators are often defined by their willingness to take ideological stances on issues, albeit different stances at times, they are also willing to engage with the actual political process in efforts to make changes.

Here are some examples of what Rand Paul has gotten through committee:

The Fourth Amendment Restoration Act is an effort to prevent US government agencies from searching Americans’ phone records without a warrant based on probable cause.

The National Right-to-Work Act, would repeal existing law in efforts to reduce the use of coerced union membership as a condition of employment.

The Separation of Powers Restoration and Second Amendment Protection Act essentially tells the President that Congress will not accept any executive orders, signing statements, or expenditures of federal funds on projects or programs not appropriated to the executive branch.

The Default Protection Act outlines priorities for federal government obligations if the debt limit is reached, including paying the interest and principal on public debt, paying benefits to members of the Armed Forces, and paying Social Security and Medicare.

Aside from getting bills through committee, examining simply the number of bills proposed, Democratic senators and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) took 9 of the 10 top slots, while Vitter, the lone Republican, was first in proposing the highest number of bills. (In the Republican-controlled house, Democrats also took a higher share of the top slots with 7 of the top 10 bill proposers compared to 3 in 10 being Republicans.) og/2014/01/15/brookings-moneyball-scores-ted-cruz-most
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Old 01-16-2014, 12:39 PM   #2
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Here's the chart... Very interesting to play around with (play around with the hits, at bats, and batting average):
http://www.brookings.edu/research/in...nal-moneyball#
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Old 01-16-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
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Frankly, I don't want either of them to run for president. I'm hoping they stay right where they are. I'd like Gary Johnson to rejoin the party and challenge for the nomination based on his accomplishments as governor of NM.
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Old 01-16-2014, 02:00 PM   #4
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Frankly, I don't want either of them to run for president. I'm hoping they stay right where they are. I'd like Gary Johnson to rejoin the party and challenge for the nomination based on his accomplishments as governor of NM.
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Old 01-16-2014, 03:49 PM   #5
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Me too.

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It's almost like you could have a robot submitting your predictable posts anymore. You should look into that and take a week off sometime without missing a beat.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:03 PM   #6
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It's almost like you could have a robot submitting your predictable posts anymore. You should look into that and take a week off sometime without missing a beat.
There's no robot that could have seen that someone would be hoping for Gary Johnson.
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Old 01-16-2014, 06:39 PM   #7
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I don't know. He's probably racist.
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Old 01-17-2014, 12:15 AM   #8
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There's no robot that could have seen that someone would be hoping for Gary Johnson.
Not sure I follow you. Gary Johnson was a very popular, very effective governor who worked with both parties to get things done for the people of New Mexico.

Not that I expect the facts to matter to an Obama supporter, but I find it peculiar that you think conservatives aren't attracted to other effective conservatives. Not that I really want a response from you - you're easily the most boring poster on this forum with the most amount of uninteresting things to say. But I suppose feeding you has its consequences, so have at it...
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Old 01-17-2014, 08:14 AM   #9
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I actually liked Gary Johnson on paper the last time around. He was pretty terrible in interviews though. He just didn't come across as a leader IMO.
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Not sure I follow you. Gary Johnson was a very popular, very effective governor who worked with both parties to get things done for the people of New Mexico.

Not that I expect the facts to matter to an Obama supporter, but I find it peculiar that you think conservatives aren't attracted to other effective conservatives. Not that I really want a response from you - you're easily the most boring poster on this forum with the most amount of uninteresting things to say. But I suppose feeding you has its consequences, so have at it...
He was popular in a small-population state and left office at least 10 years ago. Since then, his main issue has been legalizing pot. That's fine as an issue, but not as a main issue, and a lot of conservatives aren't thrilled with legal pot.

He ran for awhile last time as an R and received so little support--probably because he's pro-choice and pro-gay marriage--he went Libertarian, where of course he received little national support.

He has no chance of winning the nomination. So yeah, I'm all for Rs running who have no chance of winning and are just in to beat up on the other R candidates and sell some books.
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