BERN NOTICE: The Amendment King

Why do polls show voters most trust Bernie? Perhaps because he's gotten lots of stuff done in Congress, even with the odds stacked against him

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Why have so many polls shown that voters see Bernie as the most trustworthy candidate? Perhaps because he’s not only been consistently pushing a working-class agenda for 40 years, but also — as a new video shows — because he’s defied the odds and gotten lots of things done, even when he’s been in the minority in Congress. Sometimes this record gets obscured in the media — but the facts speak for themselves.

During his career, Bernie flipped a GOP U.S. House seat blue, and then flipped a GOP Senate seat blue. Some of his biggest accomplishments include:

• BEING THE AMENDMENT KING: Politifact notes that as a member of the U.S. House, Bernie passed more roll call amendments than any other lawmaker in either party — even though Republicans controlled the House for most of his time in office.

• CHAMPIONING COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS: The Intercept notes that “in a series of high-stakes legislative maneuvers, Sanders struck a deal to include $11 billion for health clinics” in the Affordable Care Act.

• STOPPING PENSION CUTS: When IBM tried to slash pension benefits for thousands of workers, Bernie helped lead the fight against the move, ultimately forcing the company to back off many of the cuts.

• PASSING LANDMARK VETERANS HEALTH LEGISLATION: And as a Senate chairman, Bernie helped pass landmark legislation expanding health care services for veterans.

• AUDITING THE FED: After the financial crisis, Bernie spearheaded legislation mandating the first audit of the Federal Reserve. That audit for the first time exposed a stealth multitrillion-dollar bailout of financial institutions.

Watch the full video about some of these accomplishments here — and pass it on:

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