Annual bill provides policy, not funding
Says that as a U.S. senator, Russ Feingold "voted against authorizing our military 11 separate times."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, July 22nd, 2016
No U.S. taxpayer funds; but cutting Puerto Rico's debts could hurt American investors
Says Paul Ryan backs a proposal that would be a "bailout" of Puerto Rico.
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, May 6th, 2016
President takes the lead, but no unilateral authority
Says Barack Obama "has the legal authority to let in really however many refugees he wants, from whatever country."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Friday, March 11th, 2016
Asked, yes. Money, no
"When the auto industry was going under, car parts companies like" Johnson Controls "begged taxpayers for a bailout, and they got one."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, March 9th, 2016
A 'profit' by one accounting method; a loss by another
Student loans from the federal government issued between 2007 and 2012 are on target "to produce $66 billion in profits for the United States government."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, October 1st, 2015
An entitlement, but not so new and not for everyone
Says Scott Walker's plan to replace Obamacare "is a new entitlement" program for "every single American human being from the time they are born right up until they grow old and become eligible for Medicare."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, August 26th, 2015
Old claim, old number, still misleading
"$700 billion was robbed (from Medicare) to pay for Obamacare."
— Politifact National on Friday, August 7th, 2015
Money is part of the story, not all
"It is simply a fact that insufficient funding for Amtrak has delayed the installation" of a positive train control safety system. "To deny a connection between the (derailment in Philadelphia) and underfunding Amtrak is to deny reality."
— Politifact National on Monday, May 18th, 2015
Depends how you define savings
The 2005 round of military base closings "has not yet resulted in savings."
— Politifact Virginia on Friday, May 15th, 2015
Projections have not come to pass
The United States is "about to have the smallest Army since before WWII, the smallest Navy since WWI and the smallest Air Force ever."
— Politifact Georgia on Monday, May 4th, 2015
Collectively, yes, but not true for many individuals
"Americans will spend more on taxes in 2015 than on food, clothing and housing combined."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
Right on Paul's shift, wrong about a bill
Says Rand Paul denied that he "put forward a bill ... to zero out foreign aid and specifically spoke about Israel."
— Politifact PunditFact on Tuesday, April 14th, 2015
It's not that specific
"From 2013-2015, the richest 14 Americans increased their net wealth by more than $157 billion, yet the Republican budget would not require these Americans to contribute one penny to deficit reduction."
— Politifact National on Friday, March 27th, 2015
In 2013, yes
"We’re borrowing 20% of (the federal) budget."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Wednesday, December 3rd, 2014
Abolishing department doesn't abolish all programs
Says David Perdue wants to abolish the U.S. Department of Education, which would cost Georgia schools $1 billion a year and eliminate millions in student loans.
— Politifact Georgia on Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014
Not exactly when he took office
"When I took office, the deficit was nearly 10 percent of our economy. Today, it's approaching 3 percent."
— Politifact National on Monday, October 6th, 2014
It's not all about ships and troops anymore
Under sequestration, the military was cut "down to the smallest Army since 1940, the smallest Navy since 1915."
— Politifact National on Sunday, October 5th, 2014
Exaggerates her position
Says opponent Mary Burke says she "supports Obamacare unequivocally and wants to expand it."
— Politifact Wisconsin on Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014
An old, problematic talking point
Says Democratic Senate candidate "Bruce Braley voted to cut $700 billion from Medicare to support Obamacare."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, September 9th, 2014
How do you define 'enforcement' agency?
"We spend $18 billion a year on making sure that the federal government has immigrant enforcement agents. That's more than DEA and the ATF and the FBI and all the other enforcement (agencies) combined."
— Politifact National on Tuesday, July 15th, 2014