John Kerry is in his 4-th term as a United States Senator.. During that time he has introduced 350 pieces of legislation. Of those 8 have been passed. 3 of those were for the naming of ships. And one was for research in the Atlantic Ocean. This was reported by a fellow Democrat and fellow Senator, one Zell Miller..D-Ga. Senator Miller went on to describe the Junior Senator from Mass as "all vines and no taters."