During an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer in September, Hillary Clinton was unable to name her “number one accomplishment” as Secretary of State.
When she gave her answer, she turned to her tenure as the junior Senator from New York, saying:
“As [a] senator working across the aisle on issues like getting better health care for our veterans. You know, this is just the silly season. I am looking forward to eventually debating on that stage whoever they finally nominate once they get around to doing that.”
What exactly were Hillary's accomplishments as a U.S. Senator?
As documented by Congress.gov, these “monumental” laws were:
- S.3145 - A bill to designate a portion of United States Route 20A, located in Orchard Park, New York, as the “Timothy J. Russert Highway”.
- S.3613 - A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the “Major George Quamo Post Office Building”.
- S.1241 - Kate Mullany National Historic Site Act
Just to recap, these were bills that: renamed a highway after a journalist; re-designated a post office; and deemed a brick house in Troy, N.Y., as a national historic site to honor a 19th-century female union leader.
In other words, they were laws passed to turn otherwise ordinary things - a highway, a post office, and a brick building - into something “historic.” That's quite a message, coming from the Hillary Clinton campaign.