For eight years, Hillary Clinton toiled away in the United States Senate, sponsoring many landmark pieces of legislation and getting them signed into law, forever changing the country.
Just kidding. Only three pieces of legislation that Clinton sponsored became law. None were of much consequence.
One renamed a post office in a New York town with fewer than 2,000 people. Another renamed a portion of highway outside Buffalo after the late Tim Russert. The third established a brick house in Troy, N.Y., as a national historic site to honor a 19th century female union leader.
During her Senate career, Clinton sponsored 713 pieces of legislation. Those were the three that became law. That's a legislative batting average of .004, and none of the bills had much consequence outside New York. For the most part, Clinton's bills were merely facelifts of public grounds.
To be fair, Clinton's Senate career started when President George W. Bush took office and ended when he left. There's not much that Clinton and Bush agreed on.
But even President Obama managed to get a couple semi-important bills passed into law. During his four years in the Senate, which also coincided with Bush's presidency, Obama sponsored 137 bills, two of which became law. But the laws were more consequential than Clinton's bills.
One Obama bill increased aid to the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Another prohibited the federal government from giving away or selling mercury.
Those laws didn't have the gravity of laws like Obamacare, but at least they did something of substance.
Getting legislation to become law isn't the only way a senator can have an impact on the country, but it is the most important way. By this metric, Clinton failed to do much of anything for the American people. As she runs for president in 2016, let us remember her miserable Senate record.
Jason Russell is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.