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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:04 PM
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Obama's accomplishments in his 11 years in elective office
What has Barack Obama ever accomplished?

"Some Say" that those who support Obama do so without a clue, and do so because of a "Svengali" effect his has on his "cult".

I say that it is unfortunate, in this age of the Internet, that folks arent able to inform themselves, yet are able to post on a Political blog to have a say.

I have done my research on Sen. Obama, and so have many of the others who support him. Maybe that is why he is attracting the most educated progressives in this nation; maybe it is because they do their homework, and do not rely on name recognition to determine whom to vote for.

So to inform you, please note the following articles that sum up some of what Barack has done in his last 11 years in public office. Considering that Obama may be the Democratic Nominee, I believe that it is important for you, as a public voice, to be informed:

His bold legislative work on the Illinois Death Penalty, and how he made a difference between life and death:
http://www.icadp.org/page236.html
http://www.cnn.com/2007/POLITICS/11/12/obama.death.pena... /

His sponsorship of a bill that brought health insurance to 150,000, including 70,000 uninsured Children, again, during his time serving in the Illinois Statehouse:
http://factcheck.barackobama.com/factcheck/2007/12/14/f...
http://mediamatters.org/items/200712170003

His work on both the Immigration bill during his time in the US senate and his sponsorship of Ethics legislation (something he did both while in the State House, and in the Senate) that called for some of the most impactful reform regarding lobbyists since Watergate (as he likes to term it):
http://factcheck.barackobama.com/factcheck/2007/12/14/f...
http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/releases/07/01/200...

Heres a chart of many of his accomplishments during his 8 years in the Illinois state house -


and his sponsored and co sponsored Bills in the U.S. Senate.......which include worthwhile bills dealing with a wide range of issues, from Election reform bills to the Cooperative Proliferation Detection reduction Act (w/t Sen. Lugar) to Internet database transparency Act.
http://www.politifact.com/truth-o-meter/statements/271 /
http://www.america.gov/st/washfile-english/2005/Novembe...
http://obama.senate.gov/press/060908-senate_passes_c /

http://thomas.loc.gov / (Select Obamas name from the Senator drop down)

This does not lists all of his accomplishments, nor does it deals with his accomplishments prior to entering elected office.

Bottomline, it is Hillarys accomplishments since her Senate tenure that are not clear. Shes been there longer than Barack, and still has done underwhelming little compared to Obamas accomplishments in less years.

In addition, if the way Hillary has ran her campaign, without a Plan B, is any indication of how she will run our White House, I say, Ill pass. Obama has shown that he can produce results under enormous odds (see his campaign and what it accomplished), and that in itself speaks more to who will truly be ready from day one.




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peace13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:07 PM
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1. Thanks for this. n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:15 AM
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32. Welcome!
It is just amazing how Clinton supporters like to lie about Obama not having accomplished anything, while they barely can find anything beyond NAFTA, CHINA Trade, Bankruptcy Reform, Welfare Reform, and voting for all Wars on the Clinton side of the Ledger (sure her work at the Children's Defense Fund for less than a year out of college gets big play).
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nomorewhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 01:36 PM
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48. agreed. kicking n/t
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:08 PM
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2. ALL Obama supporters know his accomplishments because we.. umm.. what is it again, oh yeah.. READ &
LISTEN. However, no matter how craftily you lay it out and how easy you make it for people to comprehend, the Hillary supporters so filled with piss and vinegar, will continue to scream EMPTY SUIT RHETORIC from the rafters. At some point, you have to feel sorry for them and understand that they're just part of that "demographic". They really can't help it. Good job, Frenchie. :applause:
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:20 PM
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18. I feel so
sorry for them that they're on Ignore..and I'm not sorry about that!
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:16 AM
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33. That's why the educated support Obama........
While the Hillary supporters attempt to mislead the ones struggling to survive because of NAFTA and the economics of War to vote for Hillary, the one who supported both NAFTA and War. It is Ironic!
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musiclawyer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:12 PM
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3. Anyone who plays the "accomplishment" game has not
thought it through. HRC has done, ahem , what, as an elected official to push forwards a truly liberal agenda? HRC is there because she's linked to big dog period. Would she have risen this high on her own? She's very bright, and perhaps. But that's a meaningless argument. Obama is self made. HRC is not according to lots of people I talk to, and therein lies the rub, IMHO.
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elixir Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 06:38 PM
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15. Unfortunately, your post is merely an opinion and doesn't provide any proof that HRC has NOT enacted
legislation but has relied on WJC's tailcoats.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:17 AM
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34. She's had 35 years......
and yet I find her record totally unimpressive.
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Guava Jelly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:13 PM
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4. How dare you use facts and sources!!!
:eyes:
Thank you :)
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:23 PM
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20. I hear you
gave this mad scientist Obama to FLDem and I admired it so she said I could use for awhile.. :) Thanks, GoPsUx!!
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dcindian Donating Member (881 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:19 PM
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5. they should have stickies
Well done, easy to read, and easy to understand. There should be two stickies threads one for Hillary Clinton and one for Barack Obama right at the top of this forum. Facts and accomplishments only no replies.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:30 PM
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8. I agree with you!
:hi:
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Olney Blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:26 PM
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6. Thanks for posting, Frenchie!
:hi:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 11:44 PM
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25. You are Welcome......
and let's not forget what he did before he ever reached elective office.


Vote of Confidence
A huge black turnout in November 1992 altered Chicago's electoral landscapeand raised a new political star: a 31-year-old lawyer named Barack Obama.

In the final, climactic buildup to November's general election, with George Bush gaining ground on Bill Clinton in Illinois and the once-unstoppable campaign of senatorial candidate Carol Moseley Braun embroiled in allegations about her mother's Medicare liability, one of the most important local stories managed to go virtually unreported: The number of new voter registrations before the election hit an all-time high. And the majority of those new voters were black. More than 150,000 new African-American voters were added to the city's rolls. In fact, for the first time in Chicago's history-including the heyday of Harold Washington-voter registrations in the 19 predominantly black wards outnumbered those in the city's 19 predominantly white ethnic wards, 676,000 to 526,000.

None of this, of course, was accidental. The most effective minority voter registration drive in memory was the result of careful handiwork by Project Vote!, the local chapter of a not-for-profit national organization.

"It was the most efficient campaign I have seen in my 20 years in politics," says Sam Burrell, alderman of the West Side's 29th Ward and a veteran of many registration drives.

At the head of this effort was a little-known 31-year-old African-American lawyer, community organizer, and writer: Barack Obama.

To understand the full implications of Obama's effort, you first need to understand how voter registration often has worked in Chicago. The Regular Democratic Party spearheaded most drives, doing so using one primary motivator: money. The party would offer bounties to registrars for every new voter they signed up (typically a dollar per registration).

The campaigns did produce new voters. "But bounty systems don't really promote participation," says David Orr, the Cook County clerk, whose office is responsible for voter registration efforts in the Cook County suburbs. "When the money dries up, the voters drop out." Nor did the Democratic Party always vigorously push registration among minorities, Orr says. "It's not that they discouraged it. They just never worked hard to ensure it would happen."
http://www.chicagomag.com/Chicago-Magazine/January-1993...


Obama's Community Roots per the Nation

13,000 a year, plus $2,000 for a car--a beat-up blue Honda Civic, which Obama drove for the next three years organizing more than twenty congregations to change their neighborhoods.
http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070416/moberg




Project Vote is the voter-mobilization arm of ACORN. It is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose professed purpose is to carry out "non-partisan" voter registration drives; to counsel voters on their rights; and to litigate on behalf of voting rights -- focusing on the rights of the poor and the "disenfranchised."

Project Votes major program areas include the following:

Voter Participation Program: , Project Vote has helped more than 4 million Americans in low-income and minority neighborhoods register to vote, including 1.1 million in 2003-04. In the same period, Project Vote reached more than 2.3 million low-income and minority voters to educate them about the importance of voting. Our methodology is based on face-to-face contact between voters and trusted community messengers, generally a representative of a local community organization.

Election Administration Program: encompasses every aspect of election implementation, from voter registration application design to voting booth placement to vote counting and everything in between. Working in neighborhoods nationwide, Project Vote documents voting problems and works closely with elections officials, secretaries of state, and state legislators to enact proactive, pragmatic solutions. A central component of our work is the inclusion of low-income and minority voters through the involvement of our community partners.

NVRA Implementation Project: partnership between Project Vote, ACORN and Demos aims to improve voter registration services at public assistance agencies. Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993 requires states to offer voter registration to public assistance clients upon application, recertification or renewal, and change of addresses. The Project ... offers technical assistance. The National Voting Rights Institute and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law have recently become co-administrators of this initiative.

The stated purpose of Project Vote is to work within the system, using conventional voter mobilization drives and litigation to secure the rights of minority and low-income voters under the U.S. Constitution. However, the organization's actions indicate that its true agenda is to overwhelm, paralyze, and discredit the voting system through fraud, protests, propaganda and vexatious litigation. In this respect, Project Vote is following the so-called "crisis strategy" or Cloward-Piven Strategy pioneered during the Sixties by Columbia University political scientists Richard Cloward and Frances Fox Piven.
http://www.discoverthenetworks.org/groupProfile.asp?grp...

The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN, is the nation's oldest and largest grassroots organization of low and moderate income people with over 200,000 members in over 90 cities. For 35 years, ACORN members have been organizing in their neighborhoods across the country around local issues such as affordable housing, safety, education, improved city services, and have taken the lead nationally on issues of affordable housing, tenant organizing, fighting banking and insurance discrimination, organizing workfare workers, and winning jobs and living wages.

Over the last decade, ACORN chapters have been involved in over fifteen living wage campaigns in our own cities, leading coalitions that have won living wage or minimum wage ordinances in St. Louis, St. Paul, Minneapolis, Boston, Oakland, Denver, Chicago, Cook County, New Orleans, Detroit, New York City, Long Island, Sacramento and San Francisco.

In addition, we have led coalitions to win statewide minimum wage increases in five states - including the huge 71% ballot victory in Florida in November 2004 - which delivered a raise to an estimated 850,000 workers. ACORN is following up that exciting victory by promoting a National Campaign to Raise the Minimum Wage through states and cities. This campaign includes cutting edge efforts to win citywide minimum wage increases - as well as ambitious statewide minimum wage ballot initiatives in the battleground states of OH, MO, AZ and CO for November 2006.

In 1998, ACORN established the Living Wage Resource Center to track the living wage movement and provide materials and strategies to living wage organizers all over the country.
http://www.livingwagecampaign.org /



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Avalux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:28 PM
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7. Great post - very informative.
Of course I will expect Hillary supporters to ignore it. :hi:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:20 AM
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37. Of course they will....and they will continue to post that Obama
hasn't accomplished anything.

They can't list Hillary's accomplishment clearly, and so instead, they attempt to believe that Obama is just like Hillary in this respect.

35 years and not much to show for it.....does not make one ready from day one.
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sloppyjoe25s Donating Member (664 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 04:50 PM
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9. Nice Post! - Obama folks - don't rest on Laurels!
fabulous post!

Good to see substantive pro-Obama threads and thoughtful examinations of Hillary's record starting to outnumber the flames.

Big-O supporters - don't get cocky after last night though - TEXAS is now the key to the whole race. If Obama can pull off an upset there it will mean the nomination. Worse - if Hillary wins it will be played as a "huge comeback" and will appear to be all "Even Steven". BE PARANOID AND HELP THE CAMPAIGN NOW!

Good news - Texas is an open primary.
Bad news - Clinton "brand" still incredibly strong.

I speak spanish and have been calling Latinos in Texas for the Obama campaign for past 4 nights!
even if you don't speak spanish - Calling people in Texas is one of THE BEST things you can do.

The calling is actually alot of fun - more so than you would think. You get a mix of responses, but alot of positive people who really want to hear what you have to say -- and think about it.

PLEASE go over to the website, and see what you can do TONIGHT. Time is very short - and we are still behind there!

http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/phonebankmap
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:21 AM
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38. Thank you for this........
OBama is still with Underdog status....and that's best, I believe.
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IronLionZion Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 05:00 PM
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10. He also got low-income housing projects as a community organizer
This is great experience for a grass-roots political leader. Thank you for posting positive stuff about Barack without bashing anyone else.

I'm bookmarking your thread. Bookmark these links for when anyone asks about his community work.

http://www.thenation.com/doc/20070416/moberg

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/1/23/91644/5038/758/...
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:25 AM
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40. Great character references for OBama in that Nation's article! Thanks!
Obama worked as an organizer at a time when Harold Washington's election as mayor stirred his hopes and dreams, as well as those of blacks and progressives in the city. Interviews with people who worked with him during that time elicited few complaints--virtually everyone described him in glowing terms, including dedicated, hard-working, dependable, intelligent, inspiring, a good listener, confident but self-effacing.

They expressed admiration for him as an organizer who trained strong community leaders while keeping himself in the background and as a strategist who could turn general problems into specific, winnable issues.

Loretta Augustine-Herron, a member of the DCP board that hired him, remembers him as someone who always followed the high road. "You've got to do it right," she recalls him insisting. "Be open with the issues. Include the community instead of going behind the community's back--and he would include people we didn't like sometimes. You've got to bring people together. If you exclude people, you're only weakening yourself. If you meet behind doors and make decisions for them, they'll never take ownership of the issue."

Obama worked in the organizing tradition of Saul Alinsky, who made Chicago the birthplace of modern community organizing, as translated through the Gamaliel Foundation, one of several networks of faith-based organizing. Often by confronting officials with insistent citizens--rather than exploiting personal connections, as traditional black Democrats proposed--Obama and DCP protected community interests regarding landfills and helped win employment training services, playgrounds, after-school programs, school reforms and other public amenities.

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madrchsod Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 05:11 PM
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11. what were hillary accomplishments in the state house in new york?
oh wait she has none...i guess some people just have the office of senator handed to them with no elected state experience...wait a minute, has she ever been elected to anything before new york?
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AtomicKitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 05:39 PM
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12. Very nice compilation!
thanks for posting
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:26 AM
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41. There's more! I'l be doing some research tomorrow.....
and adding and fleshing out this listing! :hi:
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beachmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 05:42 PM
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13. Well researched, Frenchie Cat, and well said. nt
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fooj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 06:13 PM
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14. Oops...looks like your "homework" is INCOMPLETE...
http://www.blackagendareport.com/index.php?option=com_c...

BTW- I'm a professional educator. Your tone is a bit condescending.

Obama projects himself as the "peace" candidate and the "anti-war" candidate. Apparently he doesn't think impeachment of the war criminals that occupy our White House is "warranted"... WOW!!! I wonder what it WOULD take for Mr. Obama to honor his oath of office and proceed as he is LEGALLY bound to do so as a serving, active US Senator? Never mind. The "educated progressives" in this nation already know the answer.

I don't have a dog in this fight. I haven't decided WHO I'm voting for. One thing IS clear...you are being disingenuous about Obama. That's not cool.

Why didn't you post THIS from the mediamatters.org link that you provided?

<snip>
On the other hand, the achievements Obama has to tout are thin. "I've done more than any candidate in this race to actually take on lobbyists, and I've won," he boasts. Well, yes, he championed ethics reforms in the Senate but left much of the heavy lifting to others while he campaigned.

"I expanded health care in Illinois by bringing Democrats and Republicans together, by taking on the insurance industry," he asserts. Actually, his signature legislation as a state senator, the Health Care Justice Act, merely set up a panel to craft a plan.

Obama also sounds a bit green when he vows that "I will finish the fight against al-Qaeda" -- a battle nobody expects will wrap up in the next four years.
<snip>

You see? We educated progressives DO OUR HOMEWORK by actually READING links provided to us in the OP.

You love Barack. Wonderful. Lovely. I guess I'm just not there yet. There's too much damaging info out there to suit this progressive. You might want to take an objective look instead of continually berating those that don't agree with your assessments and/or assertions. It's all out there. Don't fret. There's plenty of time to complete that homework assignment. It just requires a little critical thinking and an OBJECTIVE point of view.

Have a good one.

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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:13 PM
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16. Or maybe yours is
"And Obama learned a valuable lesson from his rookie mistake. The next year he helped shepherd through the Senate a sweeping ethics measure displaying none of the naivet of before.

This was a significant achievement. Although the measure passed overwhelmingly, Democratic leaders pressured him to water down the legislation to protect some of their fundraising scams.

``Obama has not been the most popular person in our caucus,'' a top Democrat told the New York Times. He resisted the pressure and won."
http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=washingtonstory&...

Obama had several health care proposals pass, including expanded SCHIP, prescription drugs for seniors, hospital report card, and others.

He has a better record than Clinton.

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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:24 PM
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21. You're the one who sounds
"condescending"..oooops!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:18 PM
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17. Wow! Thank you Frenchie..I know
a lot about Obama's record by now but by no means all..this is very very helpful!

Rec'd! I'll be passing this research along to my family and friends across the country.
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ClericJohnPreston Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 07:20 PM
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19. What a surprise....
LINKS, always the links; also, the need to do research. Gee, I wonder why......
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K Gardner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 09:17 PM
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22. Because naysayers like (insert name) will scream EMPTY SUIT, NO SUBSTANCE if we don't provide
PROOF. Because if we just tell them what Obama's positions are, they say: PROVE IT. If we just remain quiet, they say: "crickets, they ain't got jack!" Then we provide links and we get.. let's see, what do we get? Oh yeah, your post.

Lighten up, John. You're smarter than that.
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bagimin Donating Member (945 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:02 PM
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23. This can't be right!
I read he's all theater.
:sarcasm:
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:10 AM
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31. That's what they want you to think......
meanwhile, attempting to find Hillary's accomplishment that would equal to her 35 years of service are far and few considering.....although NAFTA, Welfare and Bankrupcy reform, and voting for war every chance possible appear to be getting a short drift from her supporters. Wait till the working class in Ohio and Penn hear the truth about their current favorite!
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nomorewhopper Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 10:05 PM
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24. Kudos for an excellent, substantive post n/t
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:30 AM
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43. !
:hi:

Hillary supporters want to keep this a secret, so they can continue to say that Obama hasn't accomplished anything.

That's all they have.

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silverweb Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 11:46 PM
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26. An impressive compilation, FrenchieCat!
Thanks so much for putting that all together so nicely!

:patriot:

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jillan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 11:47 PM
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27. Yes he sponsored and co-sponsored alot of legislation, but the question is -
What legislation did he write? What legislation did he introduce that was his own?

Something about a Post Office...and that's about it.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 12:29 AM
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29. Here is what he introduced......
. OBAMA Senate bills sponsored :
http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/thomas
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S.CON.RES.53 : A concurrent resolution expressing the sense of Congress that any effort impose photo identification requirements for voting should be rejected.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/20/2005) Cosponsors (23)
Committees: Senate Rules and Administration
Latest Major Action: 9/20/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.


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S.697 : A bill to amend the Higher Education Act of 1965 to improve higher education
, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 4/5/2005) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/5/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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S.918 : A bill to provide for Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) refueling capability at new and existing refueling station facilities to promote energy security and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 4/27/2005) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 4/27/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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S.969 : A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act with respect to preparation for an influenza pandemic, including an avian influenza pandemic
, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 4/28/2005) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/28/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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S.1180 : A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to reauthorize various programs servicing the needs of homeless veterans for fiscal years 2007 through 2011,
and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/7/2005) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/9/2005 Senate committee/subcommittee actions. Status: Committee on Veterans' Affairs. Hearings held.


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S.1194 : A bill to direct the Nuclear Regulatory Commission to establish guidelines and procedures for tracking, controlling, and accounting for individual spent fuel rods and segments.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/8/2005) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 6/8/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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S.1426 : A bill to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act to reauthorize and extend provisions relating to contaminant prevention detection, and response.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/19/2005) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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S.1630 : A bill to direct the Secretary of Homeland Security to establish the National Emergency Family Locator System.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/7/2005) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/7/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.


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S1638 : A bill to provide for the establishment of programs and activities to assist in mobilizing an appropriate healthcare workforce in the event of a health emergency or natural disaster.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/8/2005) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 9/8/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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S.1685 : A bill to ensure the evacuation of individuals with special needs in times of emergency.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/12/2005) Cosponsors (11)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/12/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.


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S.1770 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide for advance payment of the earned income tax credit and the child tax credit for 2005 in order to provide needed funds to victims of Hurricane Katrina and to stimulate local economies.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/26/2005) Cosponsors (5)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 9/26/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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S.1920 : A bill to amend the Clean Air Ac t to establish a renewable diesel standard, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 10/25/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 10/25/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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S.1975 : A bill to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 11/8/2005) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Rules and Administration
Latest Major Action: 11/8/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.


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S.2045 : A bill to provide incentives to the auto industry to accelerate efforts to develop more energy-efficient vehicles to lessen dependence on oil.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 11/17/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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S.2047 : A bill to promote healthy communities.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 11/17/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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S.2048 : A bill to direct the Consumer Product Safety Commission to classify certain children's products containing lead to be banned hazardous substances.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 11/17/2005) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.


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S.2125 : A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 12/16/2005) Cosponsors (12)
Committees: Senate Foreign Relations; House International Relations
Latest Major Action: Became Public Law No: 109-456


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S.2149 : A bill to authorize resources to provide students with opportunities for summer learning through summer learning grants.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 12/20/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 12/20/2005 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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S.2179 : A bill to require openness in conference committee deliberations and full disclosure of the contents of conference reports and all other legislation.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 1/18/2006) Cosponsors (9)
Committees: Senate Rules and Administration
Latest Major Action: 1/18/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.


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S.2201 : A bill to amend title 49, United States Code , to modify the mediation and implementation requirements of section 40122 regarding changes in the Federal Aviation Administration personnel management system, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 1/26/2006) Cosponsors (38)
Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 1/26/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.


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26. S.2247 : A bill to promote greater use of information technology in the Federal Employees Health Benefits Program under chapter 89 of title 5, United States Code, to increase efficiency and reduce costs.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/6/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/28/2006 Referred to Senate subcommittee. Status: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs referred to Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia.


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27. S.2257 : A bill to provide for an enhanced refundable credit for families who resided in the Hurricane Katrina disaster area on August 28, 2005.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/8/2006) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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28. S.2259 : A bill to establish an Office of Public Integrity in the Congress and a Congressional Ethics Enforcement Commission.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/8/2006) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Latest Major Action: 2/8/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.


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29. S.2261 : A bill to provide transparency and integrity in the earmark process.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/8/2006) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Rules and Administration
Latest Major Action: 2/8/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.


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S.2280 : A bil l to stop transactions which operate to promote fraud, risk, and under-development, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/14/2006) Cosponsors (2)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.


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S.2286 : A bill to amend part A of title IV of the Social Security Act to eliminate the separate work participation rate for 2-parent families under the temporary assistance for needy families programs.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/14/2006) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/14/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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32. S.2319 : A bill to provide for the recovery from Hurricane Katrina, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 2/16/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 2/16/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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33. S.2348 : A bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 to require a licensee to notify the Atomic Energy Commission, and the State and county in which a facility is located, whenever there is an unplanned release of fission products in excess of allowable limits.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/1/2006) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Senate Reports: 109-347
Latest Major Action: 9/25/2006 Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 637.


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34. S.2358 : A bill to amend title 38, United States Code, to establish a Hospital Quality Report Card Initiative to report on health care quality in Veterans Affairs hospitals.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/2/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.


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35. S.2359 : A bill to amend title XVIII of the Social Security Act to establish a Hospital Quality Report Card Initiative under the Medicare program to assess and report on health care quality in hospitals.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/2/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/2/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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36. S.2441 : A bill to authorize resources for a grant program for local educational agencies to create innovation districts.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/16/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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37. S.2446 : A bill to promote the national security and stability of the economy of the United States by reducing the dependence of the United States on oil through the use of alternative fuels and new technology, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/16/2006) Cosponsors (2) Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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38. S.2484 : A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to prohibit the disclosure of tax return information by tax return preparers to third parties.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/30/2006) Cosponsors (8)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 3/30/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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S.2506 : A bill to require Federal agencies to support health impact assessments and take other actions to improve health and the environmental quality of communities, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 4/4/2006) Cosponsors (6)
Committees: Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions
Latest Major Action: 4/4/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.


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S.2984 : A bill to require certain profitable oil companies to expend 1 percent of recent quarterly profits to install E-85 fuel pumps in the United States.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 5/23/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Energy and Natural Resources
Latest Major Action: 5/23/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.


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S.3475 : A bill to provide housing assistance for very low-income veterans.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/7/2006) Cosponsors (3)
Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
Latest Major Action: 6/7/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.


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S.3554 : A bill to establish an alternative diesel standard,
and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/21/2006) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 6/21/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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S.3627 : A bill to prohibit the Department of Defense and the Department of Energy from selling, distributing, or transferring elemental mercury, to prohibit the export of elemental mercury, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/29/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 6/29/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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S.3631 : A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to phase out the use of mercury in the manufacture of chlorine and caustic soda, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/11/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 7/11/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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S.3694 : A bill to increase fuel economy standards for automobiles,
and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/19/2006) Cosponsors (10)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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S.3757 : A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the "Katherine Dunham Post Office Building".

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/27/2006) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs
Latest Major Action: 7/27/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.
Note: For further action, see H.R.5929, which became Public Law 109-333 on 10/12/2006.


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S.3822 : A bill to improve access to and appropriate utilization of valid, reliable and accurate molecular genetic tests by all populations thus helping to secure the promise of personalized medicine for all Americans.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 8/3/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Finance
Latest Major Action: 8/3/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.


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S.3969 : A bill to amend the Toxic Substances Control Act to assess and reduce the levels of lead found in child-occupied facilities in the United States,
and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/28/2006) Cosponsors (1)
Committees: Senate Environment and Public Works
Latest Major Action: 9/28/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Environment and Public Works.


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64. S.3988 : A bill to amend title 10 and 38, United States Code, to improve benefits and services for members of the Armed Forces, veterans of the Global War on Terrorism, and other veterans, to require reports on the effects of the Global War on Terrorism
, and for other purposes.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 9/28/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Committees: Senate Veterans' Affairs
Latest Major Action: 9/28/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Veterans' Affairs.


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S.4069 : A bill to prohibit deceptive practices in Federal elections.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 11/16/2006) Cosponsors (4)
Committees: Senate Rules and Administration
Latest Major Action: 11/16/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.


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S.4102 : A bill to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to prohibit the use of telecommunications devices for the purposes of preventing or obstructing the broadcast or exchange of election-related information.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 12/7/2006) Cosponsors (None) Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation
Latest Major Action: 12/7/2006 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.


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S.AMDT.159 to S.CON.RES.18 To prevent and, if necessary, respond to an international outbreak of the avian flu.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/15/2005) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 3/17/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 159 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.390 to H.R.1268 To provide meal and telephone benefits for members of the Armed Forces who are recuperating from injuries incurred on active duty in Operation Iraqi Freedom or Operation Enduring Freedom.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 4/13/2005) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 4/14/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 390 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

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S.AMDT.670 to H.R.3 To provide for Flexible Fuel Vehicle (FFV) refueling capability at new and existing refueling station facilities to promote energy security and reduction of greenhouse gas emissions.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 5/11/2005) Cosponsors (9)
Latest Major Action: 5/12/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 670 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

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S.AMDT.808 to H.R.6 To establish a program to develop Fischer-Tropsch transportation fuels from Illinois basin coal.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/20/2005) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 6/23/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 808 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.851 to H.R.6 To require the Secretary to establish a Joint Flexible Fuel/Hybrid Vehicle Commercialization Initiative, and for other purposes.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 6/22/2005) Cosponsors (1) Latest Major Action: 6/23/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 851 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.1264 to H.R.3057 To support a United States contribution to the Special Court for Sierra Leone.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/18/2005) Cosponsors (3)
Latest Major Action: 7/19/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 1264 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.1362 to S.1042 To require a report on the Department of Defense Composite Health Care System II.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/21/2005) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 11/8/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 1362 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.1453 to S.1042 To ensure the protection of military and civilian personnel in the Department of Defense from an influenza pandemic, including an avian influenza pandemic.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 7/25/2005) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 11/8/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 1453 as modified agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.2301 to H.R.3010 To increase funds to the Thurgood Marshall Legal Educational Opportunity Program and to the Office of Special Education Programs of the Department of Education for the purposes of expanding positive behavioral interventions and supports.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 10/26/2005) Cosponsors (6)
Latest Major Action: 10/27/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 2301 agreed to in Senate by Voice Vote.

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S.AMDT.2605 to S.2020 Expressing the sense of the Senate that the Federal Emergency Management Agency should immediately address issues relating to no-bid contracting.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 11/17/2005) Cosponsors (5)
Latest Major Action: 11/17/2005 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 2605 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.2930 to S.2349 To clarify tha t availability of legislation does not include nonbusiness days.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/7/2006) Cosponsors (1)
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2006 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 2930 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.


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S.AMDT.2965 to S.2349 To ban employment negotiations to become lobbyists by Members of Congress and required recusal for senior congressional staff while in office.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/8/2006) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2006 Amendment SA 2965 ruled out of order by the chair.


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S.AMDT.2995 to S.2349 To expand the prohibition on lobbying in the year after leaving service to the Senate to include a prohibition on paid coordination activities.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/9/2006) Cosponsors (None)
Latest Major Action: 3/29/2006 Amendment SA 2995 ruled out of order by the chair.


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S.AMDT.3144 to S.CON.RES.83 To provide a $40 million increase in FY 2007 for the Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program and to improve job services for hard-to-place veterans.

Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack (introduced 3/16/2006) Cosponsors (2)
Latest Major Action: 3/16/2006 Senate amendment agreed to. Status: Amendment SA 3144 agreed to in Senate by Unanimous Consent.

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OFFICAL SENATOR BARACK OBAMA EXPERIENCE THREAD
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


Obama - Handy guide on the issues
http://journals.democraticunderground.com/zulchzulu
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yeswecan08 Donating Member (134 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-13-08 11:47 PM
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28. His accomplishments outshine most legislators in office
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:06 AM
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30. Aye!
Just think of what he could accomplish in the White House!
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AGirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:18 AM
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35. Thanks
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alteredstate Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:19 AM
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36. k & r n/t
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:24 AM
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39. Obama was a johny-come-lately by 4 years on the death penlty Gov. George Ryan in 2000 did that
Edited on Thu Feb-14-08 11:25 AM by ElsewheresDaughter
nice try tho
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:28 AM
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42. Actually you are wrong.
Edited on Thu Feb-14-08 11:29 AM by FrenchieCat
Gov. Ryan did not make changes versus Legislation....Obama did.

Should Obama been the only one to have raised the issue of social injustice? Is that what you are implying?

What did Hillary ever do in reference to injustice in reference to the Death Penalty? Please do tell!

I mean, she's been "at it" for 35 years!
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 02:12 PM
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49.  you left out this little ditty: Obama Said "He Supported The Death Penalty For Certain Crimes "....
Edited on Thu Feb-14-08 02:13 PM by ElsewheresDaughter
WHY???
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 02:15 PM
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50. still waiting for your response but, I won't hold my breath...BUT, I ALREADY KNOW THERE IS NONE!!!
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DS1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 10:42 AM
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61. BECAUSE THAT'S ALL YOU HAVE
stupid
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mindfulNJ Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 02:23 PM
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51. Why what?
Why does Obama support the Death penalty for certain crimes, or why did he leave it out?
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 03:13 PM
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54. no why did you OMIT it?.....because your whole premise is utter bullshit
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:38 AM
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44. you left out this little ditty: Obama Said "That He Supported The Death Penalty For Certain Crimes "
WHY???
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ElsewheresDaughter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 12:10 PM
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46. still waiting for your response but, I won't hold my breath...you don't have one
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 02:52 PM
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52. Uhr....because he states......
While the evidence tells me that the death penalty does little to deter crime, I believe there are some crimes--mass murder, the rape and murder of a child--so heinous that the community is justified in expressing the full measure of its outrage by meting out the ultimate punishment. On the other hand, the way capital cases were tried in Illinois at the time was so rife with error, questionable police tactics, racial bias, and shoddy lawyering, that 13 death row inmates had been exonerated.
http://www.ontheissues.org/2008/Barack_Obama_Crime.htm

What is Hillary's stance on the issue? Do you know?

Clinton has been a longtime advocate of the death penalty. Clinton cosponsored the Innocence Protection Act of 2003 which became law in 2004 as part of the Justice for All Act. The bill provides funding for post-conviction DNA testing and establishes a DNA testing process for individuals sentenced to the death penalty under federal law. As first lady, she lobbied for President Clinton's crime bill, which expanded the list of crimes subject to the federal death penalty.
http://pewforum.org/religion08/compare.php?Issue=Death_...
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 11:54 AM
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45. Cant wait for him to get our hands on the white house!
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 01:09 PM
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47. K&R
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nolabels Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 03:09 PM
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53. Barack's problem is doesn't get his grill posted on the front pages of the supermarket tabloids
He needs some of their kind of pub. Maybe someone could start a rumor about him playing cards with outer space aliens or something

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Outer_space
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 03:22 AM
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59. That could be the problem!
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List left Donating Member (71 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 03:49 PM
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55. Fabulous
Thank you for putting this information together.

Funny how people will repeatedly goad you for a reply when they think they've gotcha but when proven wrong are suddenly silent.

Good job
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-14-08 09:44 PM
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56. Ooh....another one for Barack!
Global Poverty Act of 2007, passed out of committee just yesterday--

Obama, Hagel, Cantwell, Smith Hail Committee Passage of the Global Poverty Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - U.S. Senators Barack Obama (D-IL), Chuck Hagel (R-NE), and Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and Congressman Adam Smith (D-WA) today hailed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's passage of the Global Poverty Act (S.2433), which requires the President to develop and implement a comprehensive policy to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015 through aid, trade, debt relief, and coordination with the international community, businesses and NGOs. This legislation was introduced in December. Smith and Congressman Spencer Bachus (R-AL) sponsored the House version of the bill (H.R. 1302), which passed the House last September.
http://obama.senate.gov /


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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 12:44 AM
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57. With Hagel and Cantwell, interesting.
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FrenchieCat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 03:21 AM
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58. I thought so too......
I post about it here, but I'm largely talking to myself in that thread...cause HIllary supporters would prefer that this type of evidence slip away without a notice!!
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Egnever Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-15-08 10:35 AM
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60. He seems to have worked with a lot of different people in the senate.
It's pretty encouraging to see. You aren't talking to yourself.
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