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Can anyone name one accomplishment Obama made while he was a US Senator? A Bill? Legislation?Anything?

I want to know what he has accomplished so I can trust that he will do good by the people....your record of accomplishment should mean something for your ability to get things done right???

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Asked by Anonymous at 11:13 PM on Oct. 9, 2008 in Politics & Current Events

Answers (16)
  • Nope..cause they don't exist. Nothing...Nada...ZILCH!

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:23 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • not really..

    Answer by SummersMamma at 11:32 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • he has accomplished shit!

    Answer by alicia_4307 at 11:45 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Global Poverty Act (S.2433)- Passed by the Senate and the House last September.
    Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act (S. 230)- Passed January 2007
    Lugar-Obama Nonproliferation Legislation Signed into Law by the President

    (Those are just the one's he sponsored that passed in the 110th Congress, shall I go on?)

    Answer by Imaginaryfriend at 11:46 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • I think I will...

    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.


    Answer by Imaginaryfriend at 11:51 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • 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)

    Answer by Imaginaryfriend at 11:51 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Here are some of the things he has accomplish, if you are real interesting in knowing.

    Answer by G-Ma62 at 11:55 PM on Oct. 9, 2008

  • Sponsoring/cosponsoring in the US Senate is basically signing one's name/agreeing to support. It takes absolutely no effort nor does it indicate any accomplishment.

    Authoring and helping to pass a bill is an accomplishment, sponsoring is not. Co sponsoring is DEFINITELY not! And anything he's "sponsored" that actually passed are resolutions, not legislation!!! LOL!!!

    Answer by MojitoMama at 12:11 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • Um....he took an aids test in Kenya...and um attended an Aids Summit a great speech...oh yes...appeared on noprah and then...well gosh I know somewhere in there he helped Odinga...but hey...he is the HOPE for CHANGE~! Leave him be.

    Answer by SFerber at 12:44 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

  • "Authoring" means your staff wrote it. (Actually with help of lobbyists.)

    Sponsoring means your staff added your name to it.

    Otherwise, in no case does it mean you had anything to do with it.

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:47 AM on Oct. 10, 2008

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