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Barack Obama and the 111th US Congress

December 22, 2010 by Lefty

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Barack Obama and the 111th US Congress -- a long list:

  • Managed Bush Administration Troubled Asset Relief Program (TARP),
    reducing 700 billion dollar taxpayer liability to less than 30 billion
  • Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act for Women
  • Stimulus Bill, including:
    • Largest tax cut in history
    • Largest investment in clean energy to date
    • Single largest investment in education ever
  • 2009 Unemployment Extensions
  • Children's Health Insurance Program
  • GI Bill education benefits extension
  • 80 Billion dollar auto industry bailout, saving a million jobs and projected to break even in two years.
  • Matthew Shepard Hate Crimes Prevention Act
  • Comprehensive Health Care Reform, to include:
    • Ending rescission (dropped coverage when people become sick)
    • Dependent coverage to age 26
    • Eliminating denied coverage for pre-existing conditions
    • Tax credit to small businesses helping to provide coverage
    • Premium cap for maximum "out-of-pocket" expenses
  • Tobacco Regulation
  • Student Loan Reform
  • Credit Card Reform
  • Wall Street Reform
  • Food Safety Modernization Act
  • Bush Tax Cuts Extension,
    • A compromise to prevent a middle class tax hike and restore unemployment benefits
  • Repeal of Don't Ask/Don't Tell military discrimination
  • Start Treaty ratification
  • 9/11 Workers Health Bill
  • Ended Iraq War
  • Confronted BP Gulf Oil Spill crisis, securing 20 Billion to compensate losses, brought suit against defendants BP and others
  • Appointed two Supreme Court Justices, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan

Two years -- proud of 'em!

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