Obama Administration

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AccomplishmentCategory
Beneficiary
Rank
09/05/14Senior Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane killed in U.S. airstrike in SomaliaTerrorismCombating Terrorism
2014 SEPObama Administration pieces together coalition of Middle-Eastern countries to conduct military strikes against ISIS inside of Syria TerrorismCombating Terrorism
02/12/14Minimum wage for Federal Contractors raised to $10.10 per hour.Minimum WageWorkers
02/07/14Agriculture Act of 2014 signed into lawAgriculture Act of 2014
10/17/13Federal Government reopens after 16 day shutdownGovernment ShutdownWorkers
09/27/13President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have first formal communication between the two nations in 35 yearsInternational Relations
06/26/13Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by Supreme CourtCivil & Human RightsLGBT
01/02/13American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 signed into lawAmerican Taxpayer Relief Act of 20...
09/10/12Yemeni forces have killed Said al-Shihri, second in command of Al Qaeda in the Arabian PeninsulaAl-QaedaCombating Terrorism
05/06/12Senior Al-Qaida commander Fahd al-Quso killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
04/04/12Members of Congress and certain government employees prohibited from using non-public information for personal profitSTOCK ActReducing Govt Fraud\Corruption
02/22/12Federal unemployment benefits programs extended an additional 13 to 20 weeks Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...Unemployed & Improving the Economy
02/22/12Cuts in Medicare physician payment rates averted with extension of existing rates through 2012Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...Doctors & Retirees
02/22/12Employee social security payroll tax reduction from 6.2% to 4.2 % extended through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...Workers & Improving the Economy
02/22/12Self-employed social security payroll tax reduction from 12.4% to 10.4 % extended through 2012 Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...Entrepreneurs & Improving the Economy
01/30/12U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed 12-15 militants, including at least four Al-Qaeda leadersAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
2012 JANSenior Al-Qaeda figure Aslam Awan killed in U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
12/17/11War in Iraq ended with last American troops crossing border into Kuwait2003 Iraq WarU.S. Citizens
12/06/11US government international campaign initiated to build respect for the human rights of LGBT persons worldwide DiscriminationLGBT
09/30/11$700 million annual funding for child protection, child abuse prevention, family support and adoption promotion through 2016Child and Family Services Improvem...Foster Children & Orphans
09/30/11Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/16/11Entrepreneurs and businesses benefited by reduced average wait time for patent approvals from 3 years to 1 year.America Invents ActEntrepreneurs
09/16/11Patent litigation costs reduced through tightened patent standards, quality and processes to expedite challenges.America Invents ActEntrepreneurs
09/11/11Al-Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan Abu Hafs al Shahri reported killed in U.S. Predator strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/06/11U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of suspected Chief Al-Qaeda Younis al-Mauritani in QuettaAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
08/22/11Al-Qaeda No. 2 Atiyah Abd al-Rahman Killed in Pakistan by CIA predator drone strike Al-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
06/07/11East Africa's Al-Qaeda senior leader Harun Fazul killed at security checkpoint in SomaliaAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
06/03/11Al-Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator StrikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
2011 JUN6 senior Al-Qaeda figures killed in U.S. Air StrikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
05/02/11US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in PakistanAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
02/23/11Defense of Marriage Act declared unconstitutional and no longer defended in federal courts by the Obama AdministrationLGBT
02/05/11Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017 New START TreatyCombating Nuclear Proliferation
02/05/11Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017New START TreatyCombating Nuclear Proliferation
01/04/11Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keepingFood Safety Modernization ActFarmers & Improving Govt Efficiency
01/04/11Safety of imported food improved with new FSVP & VQIP programs that helps ensure it is safe, unadulterated and not misbrandedFood Safety Modernization ActConsumers & Improving Govt Efficiency
01/04/11Safety of U.S. grown food improved with requirements for large factory farms to register all food handlers and maintain records relating to food safetyFood Safety Modernization ActConsumers
12/22/10US sponsored measure to include “sexual orientation” in the definition of human rights adopted by the UN General Assembly, 122- 0. DiscriminationLGBT
12/22/10Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal ActLGBT & Military Personnel
12/22/10$193 million saved over five years by eliminating recruiting and retraining costs of replacing soldiers discharged due to DADTDon't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal ActMilitary Personnel & Reducing Debt\Deficits
12/17/10$186 billion in tax relief for all tax payers by extending the Bush income tax cuts for 2010 & 20112010 Tax & Jobs CompromiseWorkers & Consumers
12/17/10$136 billion in tax relief for 21 million middle class households through patch to the Alternative Minimum Tax for 2010 & 20112010 Tax & Jobs CompromiseMiddle Class & Workers
12/17/10$111 billion in tax relief for workers by a reducing social security payroll tax from 6.2% to 4.2% for 2011.2010 Tax & Jobs CompromiseWorkers & Improving the Economy
12/17/10Unemployment benefits extended for 13 months at a cost of $56 billion2010 Tax & Jobs CompromiseUnemployed & Improving the Economy
12/17/10$40 billion in tax credits for college students and lower income families with children2010 Tax & Jobs CompromisePoor & Students
12/13/10Number of eligible children enrolled in school meal programs increased by approximately 115,000 studentsHealthy, Hunger-Free Kids ActChildren & Improving Health & Wellness
12/13/10Schools and communities provided resources to utilize local farms and gardens to provide fresh produce for school food programs.Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids ActChildren & Improving Health & Wellness
12/08/10$1.5 billion awarded to some 75,000 black farmers who were victims of discrimination in applying for farm loans from 1983 to 1997Claims Resolution ActAfrican Americans & Farmers
12/08/10$3.4 billion settlement for Native Americans against the US government arising from incorrect accounting for royalties on mineral leasesClaims Resolution ActNative Americans & Improving Govt Efficiency
10/14/10Veteran work-study programs expanded to include congressional offices, state agencies and institutions of higher learningVeterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Creating Jobs
10/14/10On-the-job training opportunities expanded for veterans by reimbursing energy sector employers for training costs. Veterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Creating Jobs
10/14/10Insurance policy amounts and terms enhanced for severely disabled veterans Veterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Improving Health & Wellness
10/14/10Service members receiving relocation orders protected from early termination fees for certain contracts and residential leasesVeterans' Benefit ActMilitary Personnel
10/14/10$10 million in job training, counseling, placement services, and child care services for homeless women veterans and homeless veterans with childrenVeterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Women
10/14/10Disabled veterans provided improved independent assisted living services, automobile adaptive equipment and allowances for automobile purchaseVeterans' Benefit ActVeterans
09/27/10$30 billion lending program created for community banks with incentives to increase small business lendingSmall Business Jobs ActSmall Businesses & Improving the Economy
09/27/10$12 billion in assistance for small businesses through eight separate tax cutsSmall Business Jobs ActSmall Businesses
08/03/10Large disparity in jail sentences reduced for crack cocaine related offenses that disproportionately affected African Americans Fair Sentencing ActAfrican Americans
07/22/10Long-term economic stability improved through new FDIC powers to liquidate failing financial firms such as insurance companies and non-bank financial companiesWall Street Reform ActImproving Economic Stability
07/22/10Borrowers protected from bad loans with rules and penalties requiring that lenders verify that they are able to repay the loans that they issueWall Street Reform ActHomeowners & Consumers
07/22/10Financial Stability Oversight Council established to identify and monitor excessive risks to the U.S. financial systemWall Street Reform ActImproving Economic Stability
07/22/10Future economic downturns minimized with new rules and transparency regarding bank trading in credit default swaps and derivatives including the "Volker Rule"Wall Street Reform ActImproving Economic Stability
07/22/10Risk in the financial system reduced with new SEC Office of Credit Ratings (OCR) to monitor credit rating agencies for conflict of interests & inaccuraciesWall Street Reform ActImproving Economic Stability
07/22/10FDIC bank deposit insurance increased from $100,000 to $250,000Wall Street Reform ActConsumers & Improving Economic Stability
07/22/10Transparency of Federal Reserve improved with additional government oversight and new audits to be performed by the GAOWall Street Reform ActImproving Govt Transparency
07/22/10Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established to promote fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards, and other consumer financial productsWall Street Reform ActConsumers
06/29/10U.S. drone attack killed 7 known terrorists, most notable Al-Qaeda operative from Egypt Hawza al JawfiAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
06/02/10Federal benefits extended to same sex partners of workers through memorandum by Obama administrationCivil & Human RightsLGBT & Federal Employees
05/21/10Al-Qaeda’s number three commander Sheik Saeed al-Masri killed in U.S. drone attackAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
05/05/10Family caregivers of veterans granted eligibility to VA counseling and mental health servicesCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Women
05/05/10Health care services improved and expanded for women veterans at Veterans care facilitiesCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Women
05/05/10Counseling and care enhanced for military women victims of sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Caregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Women
05/05/10Care options expanded for veterans living in rural areas that lack the necessary VA medical facilities Caregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Improving Health & Wellness
05/05/10Housing and care options expanded for homeless veterans living in care sheltersCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans
04/18/10Joint American and Iraqi operation killed Al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-BaghdadiAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
03/30/10$68 billion to expand Pell grants & make it easier for students to repay outstanding loans after graduation through savings in the federal student loan programStudent Aid ActCollege Students & Improving Education
03/30/10$2 billion investment to laid off workers for education and career training programs in community colleges over four years starting in 2010Student Aid ActUnemployed & Improving Education
03/23/10Consumers guaranteed the right to choose the primary care doctor or pediatrician from their health plan’s provider networkObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10HIV Testing Will Now Be Covered Under ObamacareObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Consumers are guaranteed the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance providerObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Women are no longer charged higher premiums because of their genderObamacare (Affordable Care Act)
03/23/10Preventative services will be covered at no additional costObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/10Insurance companies must provide consumers a short, easy to understand summary of their benefits and coverageObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/10Health insurance companies can not charge higher premiums for out of network emergency room careObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/10People denied coverage for a pre-existing condition given access to a temporary high risk health insurance planObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Children under 19 can no longer be denied coverage or benefits for a pre-existing conditionObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Children
03/23/10Young adults can stay on parent's insurance plan up until age 26Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Young Adults & Consumers
03/23/10$250 rebate for those in the Medicare Prescription drug "donut hole" during 2010Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Senior Citizens & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/1050% discount on prescription drug costs for seniors in the Medicare "donut hole" starting in 2011Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Senior Citizens & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Health care insurance plans prohibited from putting a lifetime limit on the benefits you receiveObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/10Annual dollar limits on health benefits restricted and phased out by 2014Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Insurers selling to groups of 50 or more employees must spend 85% of premiums on medical care and quality improvementObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10People with a pre-existing condition cannot be denied health coverge by an insurance company starting in 2014Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10$143 billion in deficit reduction estimated between 2010-2019 from health care reform law provisionsObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Reducing Debt\Deficits
03/23/10Mental health and drug addiction coverage is an "essential benefit" that can not be deniedObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Insurance companies must spend 80% of the money raised from consumers premiums on health care and quality improvementObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/18/10Social Security payroll tax credits in 2010 for employers that hired people who have been unemployed for 60+ daysHire ActUnemployed & Businesses
03/18/10Tax credits to employers who keep new hires for 52 weeks to encourage retention of new hiresHire ActUnemployed & Businesses
03/18/10 $17.5 billion in tax cuts, business credits and subsidies for state and local construction bonds to stimulate business investment and hiringHire ActUnemployed & Businesses
03/18/10$20 billion to the highway trust fund for spending on highway and transit programs.Hire ActUnemployed & Improving Infrastructure
03/18/10Encourages job creation by expanding investments in schools and clean energy projectsHire ActUnemployed
03/18/10Offsets costs through a 30 percent withholding tax on income from certain U.S. financial assets held by foreign banks who have not agreed to disclosures.Hire ActUnemployed
2010 MARAl-Qaeda operative Hussein al-Yemeni killed by U.S. drone attack in PakistanAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
02/24/10Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked Fedayeen-i-Islam leader Qari Zafar killed in US airstrikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
2010 FEBMilitant commander Muhammad Haqqani killed by U.S. drone attacksTerrorismCombating Terrorism
01/01/10Discrimination based on gender identity banned in federal workplacesDiscriminationLGBT
2009Liquidation of General Motors and Chrysler avoided through government mandated restructuring plans and conditional investment and loan programsBusiness & EconomyBusinesses & Workers
2009115,000 jobs created at General Motors and Chrysler since government financing and restructuring implementedJobsWorkers & Creating Jobs
20091.45 million American jobs saved overall by government financing and restructuring of GM and Chrysler to avoid liquidationJobsWorkers & Saving Jobs
2009$96 billion in personal income losses avoided by government financing and restructuring of GM and Chrysler to avoid liquidationLaborWorkers & Improving the Economy
2009$28.6 billion net public benefit in income taxes and social security taxes paid because liquidation of GM and Chrysler avoided TaxesBusinesses & Improving the Economy
12/17/09Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Abdallah Sa’id killed in U.S. drone attackAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
12/08/09Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Saleh al-Somali killed in U.S. drone attackAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
10/30/09People with HIV/AIDS no longer prohibited from entering the United StatesDiscriminationImmigrants & LGBT
10/28/09Federal hate crime law expanded to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.Matthew Shepard ActLGBT
10/28/09Existing hate crime laws strengthened with funding to investigate and prosecute those crimesMatthew Shepard ActLGBT
09/14/09Operation Celestial Balance: Navy Seals Kill Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in raidAl-Qaeda
09/14/09Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan killed by U.S. raidAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/04/09White House voluntary disclosure of visitor logs Improving Govt Transparency
08/29/09Co-founder of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tohir Yo‘ldosh killed by U.S. drone attacksTerrorismCombating Terrorism
08/05/09U.S. drone attack killed Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud in PakistanPakistani TalibanCombating Terrorism
06/29/09First-ever reception at the White House honoring Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual Pride Month hosted by the President and First lady DiscriminationLGBT
05/25/09Sonya Sotomayor nominated and approved as Supreme Court justiceWomen & Hispanics\Latinos
05/22/09Dept of Defense systems analysis, engineering and developmental testing processes overhauled to reduce high rates of failure on defense acquisitionsWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Defense Dept ordered to evaluate the technological maturity and product knowledge of critical weapons' technologies before letting defense contractsWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Independent cost assesessment director initiated to ensure that cost estimates for major Defense contracts are fair, reliable, and unbiasedWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs Weapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems Weapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Oversight and audit required of those major defense programs experiencing cost overruns to determine if the programs are essential and cost-effectiveWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Funding provided to hire and retain highly skilled specialists to assess the cost, schedule and applicability of proposed Defense Dept weapons systemsWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programsWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Credit cardholders protected against arbitrary interest rate increases, hidden and excessive fees, and due date gimmicksCredit Card ActConsumers
05/20/09Homeowners' foreclosures avoided by improved terms for loan modification and restructuring of their debt Helping Families Save Their HomesHomeowners
05/20/09Lenders incentivized to reduce foreclosures by loss mitigation guarantees, compensation and lender protection from lawsuits by investors holding the loans Helping Families Save Their HomesHomeowners
05/20/09$2.2 billion appropriated to help communities address the homeless crisis.Helping Families Save Their HomesHomeless
05/20/09Financial Crisis Inquiry commission created to examine and report on the domestic and global causes of the 2008 - 2009 financial and economic crisisFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09Mortgage lending businesses added to list of financial institutions subject to Federal criminal law in fraudulent lending practices Fraud Enforcement ActHomeowners
05/20/09Crime of major fraud against the United States amended to include Federal grants made to stimulate economic recovery for fiscal years 2009 and 2010Fraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09Securities fraud definition amended to include fraud related to commodities futures and derivatives fraudFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$140 million in special funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate fraud in financial institutionsFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$100 million in special funding for the offices of the United States Attorneys to investigate and prosecute fraud in financial institutionsFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$80 million in special funding to the criminal, civil and tax divisions of the Dept of Justice to investigate and prosecute fraud in financial institutionsFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$60 million in special funding for the Postal Inspection Service to investigate financial institutions for fraudFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$60 million in special funding for Inspector General's Office at the U S Dept of Housing and Urban Development to investigate financial institutions for fraud Fraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$40 million in special funding for the Secret Service to investigate financial institutions for fraud Fraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09$42 million in special funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate securites fraud in financial institutionsFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
04/21/09250,000 volunteers by 2017 for community service programs in low income neighborhoodsServe America ActVolunteering & Community Organizers
04/21/09Community volunteer program expanded to address the education, health care, energy and veterans needs of low income communitiesServe America ActVolunteering & Community Organizers
04/21/09Disadvantaged youth job opportunites enhanced by community service to gain skills/experience and earn education grants and stipends Serve America ActVolunteering & Community Organizers
04/13/09Restrictions eased on Cuba travel, money transfers, and cellular telephone/satellite service.International Relations
04/11/09Maersk Alabama Capt. Richard Phillips rescued during operation in which U.S. Navy Seal snipers kill three Somali Pirates holding him for ransom aboard lifeboatSomali Civil WarCombating Terrorism
04/01/09Deeper recession or depression averted in 2009 and beyond with the help of stimulus bill provisions2009 Stimulus BillImproving Economic Stability
04/01/09Approximately 2.7 million jobs added to US payrolls and unemployment rate kept 1½ percentage points lower due to Stimulus spending2009 Stimulus BillWorkers & Businesses
02/17/092010 real GDP increased by about 3.4% due to stimulus spending2009 Stimulus BillBusinesses & Improving the Economy
02/17/09Tax credit of $400 per worker ($800 per couple) for middle income workers for 2009 & 2010 totaling $116 billion2009 Stimulus BillMiddle Class & Workers
02/17/09$82.2 billion in aid for low income workers, unemployed and retirees (including job training)2009 Stimulus BillPoor & Unemployed
02/17/09$70 billion in tax relief for middle class workers by patching the Alternative Minimum Tax for one year2009 Stimulus BillMiddle Class
02/17/09$155 billion in health care assistance for the poor & unemployed primarily for Medicaid, health information technology and insurance premium subsidies 2009 Stimulus BillPoor & Unemployed
02/17/09$100 billion in education aid to prevent lay-offs, modernize schools, award Pell grants and help low income children & special education programs2009 Stimulus BillMiddle Class & Poor
02/17/09$48.1 billion in investments for highway, bridge, high-speed rail & other transportation projects2009 Stimulus BillImproving Infrastructure
02/04/094 million more children insured under SCHIP in addition to the 6.6 million already coveredChildren's Health Insurance Progra...Children
01/29/09Statute of limitations on filing equal-pay lawsuits eased by setting period to start from the date of the most recent paycheck.Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActWomen & Women's Rights
01/29/09Pay discrimination based on gender, race, color, national origin, age and disability prohibited.Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActWomen & Women's Rights
01/29/09Employers prompted to review, develop and update their criteria on employee compensation to ensure they are applied consistently and uniformly.Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActWomen & Women's Rights
01/21/09Use of torture by CIA and military to interrogate prisoners prohibited.Torture

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