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Most of the bills by Wisconsin delegation didn’t pass in Congress

Published 12/27/2008, Associated Press

Rep. Paul Ryan’s bill providing tax credits to help people pay for health insurance failed to pass during the two-year session of Congress that ended this month. So did Rep. Gwen Moore’s proposal for grants to help needy workers buy used cars to get to work. Sen. Russ Feingold’s legislation paying for restoration efforts for the endangered whooping cranes that migrate from Wisconsin to Florida also went nowhere. But that’s not unusual. Only 3 percent of the more than 14,000 bills introduced in Congress during the past two years were signed into law.

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