Ryan has been in congress since the late 90's. More than a dozen years and all I could find was that. How long was Obama in the Senate? And what did he do? Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 570 bills in the 109th and 110th Congress. Senator Obama has sponsored or co-sponsored 15 bills that have become LAW since he joined the Senate in 2005. Senator Obama has also introduced amendments to 50 bills, of which 16 were adopted by the Senate. Most of his legislative effort has been in the areas of: Energy Efficiency and Climate Change (25 bills) Health care (21 bills) and public health (20 bills) Consumer protection/labor (14 bills) The needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces (13 bills) Congressional Ethics and Accountability (12 bills) Foreign Policy (10 bills) Voting and Elections (9 bills) Education (7 bills) Hurricane Katrina Relief (6) The Environment (5 bills) Homeland Security (4 bills) Discrimination (4 bills) List of Laws Obama Got Passed Check it out. It's a very long list. What Santorum said. Now, if anyone knows what Ryan did beyond what I found, please help me out here.