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Has Sen. Obama accomplished anything in the senate?

Here are just some of them with their bill numbers:

Of the 15 bills Senator Obama sponsored or co-sponsored in 2005-7 that became law:

Two addressed foreign policy:

Promote relief, security and democracy in the Congo (2125)

Develop democratic institutions in areas under Palestinian control (2370).

Three addressed public health:

Improve mine safety (2803)

Increased breast cancer funding (597)

Reduce preterm delivery and complications, reduce infant mortality (707).

Two addressed openness and accountability in government:

Strengthening the Freedom of Information Act (2488 )

Full disclosure of all entities receiving federal funds (2590)

Two addressed national security

Extend Terrorist Risk Insurance (467)

Amend the Patriot Act (2167)

One addressed the needs of the Armed Forces

Wave passport fees to visit graves, attend memorials/funerals of veterans abroad (1184).

Of the 570 bills Senator Obama introduced into the Senate during the 109th and 110th Congress (Senate Bill numbers are in parentheses), they can be summarized as follows:

25 addressed Energy Efficiency and Climate Change

Suspend royalty relief for oil and gas (115)

Reduce dependence on oil; use of alternative energy sources (133)

Increase fuel economy standards for cars (767, 768 )

Auto industry incentives for fuel efficient vehicles (1151)

Reduce green house gas emissions (1324)

Establish at NSF a climate change education program (1389)

Increase renewable content of gasoline (2202)

Energy emergency relief for small businesses and farms (269)

Strategic gasoline and fuel reserves (1794)

Alternative diesel standards (3554)

Coal to liquid fuel promotion (3623)

Renewable diesel standards (1920)

Reducing global warming pollution from vehicles (2555)

Fuel security and consumer choice (1994, 2025)

Alternative energy refueling system (2614)

Climate change education (1389)

Low income energy assistance (2405)

Oil savings targets (339)

Fuel economy reform (3694)

Plug-in electric drive vehicles (1617)

Nuclear release notice (2348 )

Passenger rail investment (294)

Energy relief for low income families (2405)

21 addressed Health Care

Drug re-importation (334)

Health information technology (1262, 1418 )

Discount drug prices (2347)

Health care associated infections (2278 )

Hospital quality report cards (692, 1824)

Medical error disclosure and compensation (1784)

Emergency medical care and response (1873)

Stem cell research (5)

Medical Malpractice insurance (1525)

Health centers renewal (901, 3771)

Children’s health insurance (401)

Home health care (2061)

Medicare independent living (2103)

Microbicides for HIV/AIDS (823)

Ovarian cancer biomarker research (2569)

Gynological cancers (1172)

Access to personalized medicine through use of human genome (976)

Paralysis research and care (1183)

20 addressed Public Health:

Violence against women (1197)

Biodefense and pandemic preparedness and response (1821, 1880)

Viral influenza control (969)

End homelessness (1518 )

Reduce STDs/unintended pregnancy (1790)

Smoking prevention and tobacco control (625)

Minority health improvement and disparity elimination (4024)

Nutrition and physical education in schools (2066)

Health impact assessments (1067, 2506)

Healthy communities (1068 )

Combat methamphetamines (2071)

Paid sick leave (910)

Prohibit mercury sales (833, 1818 )

Prohibit sale of lead products (1306, 2132)

Lead exposure in children (1811, 2132)

14 address Consumer Protection/Labor

Stop unfair labor practices (842)

Fair minimum wage (2, 1062, 2725, 3829)

Internet freedom (2917)

Credit card safety (2411)

Media ownership (2332)

Protecting taxpayer privacy (2484)

Working family child assistance (218 )

Habeus Corpus Restoration (185)

Bankruptcy protection for employees and retirees (2092)

FAA fair labor management dispute resolution (2201)

Working families flexibility (2419).

13 addressed the Needs of Veterans and the Armed Forces:

Improve Benefits (117)

Suicide prevention (479)

Needs of homeless veterans (1180)

Homes for veterans (1084)

GI Bill enhancement (43)

Military job protection

Dignity in care for wounded vets (713)

Housing assistance for low income veterans (1084)

Military children in public schools (2151)

Military eye injury research and care (1999)

Research physical/mental health needs from Iraq War (1271)

Proper administration of discharge for personality disorder (1817, 1885)

Security of personal data of veterans (3592)

12 addressed Congressional Ethics and Accountability

Lobbying and ethics reform (230)

Stop fraud (2280)

Legislative transparency and accountability (525)

Open government (2180, 2488 )

Restoring fiscal discipline (10)

Transparency and integrity in earmarks (2261)

Accountability of conference committee deliberations and reports (2179)

Federal funding accountability and transparency (2590)

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Update:

Of Course McCain's would be a lot more than Sen. Obama's. This is just to respond to the Repugnants claim that he has not done anything.

McCain had almost 30 years of chances to "CHANGE" the system, and now all of the sudden he's the one who deliver it. C'mon let's not fool ourselves!

Update 2:

Of Course McCain's would be a lot more than Sen. Obama's. This is just to respond to the Repugnants claim that he has not done anything.

McCain had almost 30 years of chances to "CHANGE" the system, and now all of the sudden he's the one who can deliver it. C'mon let's not fool ourselves!

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    Yes he has!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    He has done absolutely nothing. Nice list, but it is bogus. Just because he put his name on a bill does not mean actually had anything to do with it. Look at what he actually made happen that made a difference. You will be looking a long time.

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  • Lee D
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    Would you mind putting McCain's list up.The man been their 27 years,surely he's done something in those years.I think Obama, even as a junior senator for two years,is doing a good job.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Stop the press!

    I have the one most important vote that Senator Obama has cast. A Senate Roll Call vote on 27 June 2005. It will tell everybody exactly what they need to know about him.

    He voted to support Flag Burners.

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The only thing Obama Bin Laden has accomplished, is conning the weak minded.

    Source(s): Common sense
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Thanks for the list with absolutely no detail on his involvement and the direct consequence of these bills that he co-sponsored.

    Would you like to see McCain's list. You may need another hard drive though.

    Source(s): reality check
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  • trace
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    i'd cut and past mccain's list but it won't fit on the page. nice try.

    *and how did obama vote on each of those? yea? nea? or his favorite vote,present?

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  • 1 decade ago

    Nice list. If you're just comparing list sizes, though, McCain's is bigger.

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  • red
    Lv 7
    1 decade ago

    Check and see how many he actually voted on! Not many.

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