A bill's not a law, simple as that
"I sponsored the new Buy American law"
Splitting the difference on Social Security
"Social Security has never contributed one cent to the deficit. Not one cent."
The numbers are right, but causation's nowhere in sight
"We’ve seen highway fatalities actually decrease in Colorado" since marijuana use was legalized.
He voted six times, all right
Sen. Jeff Merkley "voted six times for more debt."
Taking a little too much license with the truth
Gov. Kitzhaber oversaw creation of the Oregon driver card law "behind closed doors without allowing any input from citizens who represent the public interest."
When it comes to unemployment, this claim works
"It's been 17 years that we've had unemployment higher than the national average in Oregon."
There was a Will, but not this way
Oregon’s "three largest employers, and 13 of the top 25, are health care providers."
Just a few words make a world of difference
Oregon "is the most trade-dependent state in the nation"
Not quite in the basement, but close
"We are 49th in the nation for our graduation rate"
A pot claim that's higher than it should be
76 percent of doctors support the use of medical marijuana
A lot of numbers here, but this one is false
In Oregon, 12,808 people were arrested for marijuana-related crimes in 2012.
The bill failed, but so does the claim
The 2011 Rebuild America Jobs Act "would have cost the average American family $1,000 a year while making no significant impact to fix our infrastructure and roads."
'Vocal support' doesn't equate to cosponsorship
"I co-sponsored the Rebuild America Jobs Act" for transportation and infrastructure.
An accurate statistic that needs key context
"Since the governor took office, Oregon’s unemployment rate has dropped to its lowest point in three years."
A claim that's too close for comfort
An average of nine children a day in the U.S. die of gunshot wounds.
The numbers don't tell the story
"The government -- not the armed forces -- is stockpiling hundreds of millions of rounds of ammunition for domestic use."
A shot nowhere near the bullseye
The U.N. Arms Treaty "infringes upon our right to keep and bear arms."
A food claim that left us hungry for more information
"Oregon school districts are directing 24 percent of their food budgets to purchase local foods. That’s the highest percentage in the country."
A claim that's high on the truth-o-meter
"Marijuana is less addictive than both alcohol and tobacco."
Number's about right, but the proof is a little shy
"400,000 Oregonians have gained access to health care" through the Affordable Care Act.
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