Obama Administration


Tracked Metrics

Tracked MetricTypeStart DateStart ValueLatest ValueImprovementYears
Dow Jones Industrial AverageStock Index1/20/20098,279.6316,380.41 % 97.84
S&P 500Stock Index1/20/2009849.641,886.76 % 122.07
NASDAQ CompositeStock Index1/20/20091,520.764258.44 % 180.02

12/17/11War in Iraq ended with last American troops crossing border into Kuwait2003 Iraq WarU.S. Citizens
02/17/09$48.1 billion in investments for highway, bridge, high-speed rail & other transportation projects2009 Stimulus BillImproving Infrastructure
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$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$70 billion in tax relief for middle class workers by patching the Alternative Minimum Tax for one year2009 Stimulus BillMiddle Class
02/17/09$82.2 billion in aid for low income workers, unemployed and retirees (including job training)2009 Stimulus BillPoor & Unemployed
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
02/17/092010 real GDP increased by about 3.4% due to stimulus spending2009 Stimulus BillBusinesses & Improving the Economy
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
04/01/09Deeper recession or depression averted in 2009 and beyond with the help of stimulus bill provisions2009 Stimulus BillImproving Economic Stability
12/17/10$40 billion in tax credits for college students and lower income families with children2010 Tax & Jobs CompromisePoor & Students
12/17/10Unemployment benefits extended for 13 months at a cost of $56 billion2010 Tax & Jobs CompromiseUnemployed & Improving the Economy
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
12/17/10$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$186 billion in tax relief for all tax payers by extending the Bush income tax cuts for 2010 & 20112010 Tax & Jobs CompromiseWorkers & Consumers
02/07/14Agriculture Act of 2014 signed into lawAgriculture Act of 2014
09/14/09Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan killed by U.S. raidAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/14/09Operation Celestial Balance: Navy Seals Kill Somalian Al-Qaeda leader Saleh Ali Saleh Nabhan in raidAl-Qaeda
12/08/09Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Saleh al-Somali killed in U.S. drone attackAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
12/17/09Al-Qaeda Operational Commander Abdallah Sa’id killed in U.S. drone attackAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
02/24/10Al-Qaeda and Taliban-linked Fedayeen-i-Islam leader Qari Zafar killed in US airstrikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
2010 MARAl-Qaeda operative Hussein al-Yemeni killed by U.S. drone attack in PakistanAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
04/18/10Joint American and Iraqi operation killed Al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-BaghdadiAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
05/21/10Al-Qaeda’s number three commander Sheik Saeed al-Masri killed in U.S. drone attackAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
06/29/10U.S. drone attack killed 7 known terrorists, most notable Al-Qaeda operative from Egypt Hawza al JawfiAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
05/02/11US Forces Kill Osama Bin Laden in PakistanAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
2011 JUN6 senior Al-Qaeda figures killed in U.S. Air StrikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
06/03/11Al-Qaeda Commander Ilyas Kashmiri Killed in U.S. Predator StrikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
06/07/11East Africa's Al-Qaeda senior leader Harun Fazul killed at security checkpoint in SomaliaAl-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
09/06/11U.S./Pakistani joint arrest of suspected Chief Al-Qaeda Younis al-Mauritani in QuettaAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/11/11Al-Qaeda's operations chief for Pakistan Abu Hafs al Shahri reported killed in U.S. Predator strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/30/11Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
2012 JANSenior Al-Qaeda figure Aslam Awan killed in U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
01/30/12U.S. drone attack in Yemen killed 12-15 militants, including at least four Al-Qaeda leadersAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
05/06/12Senior Al-Qaida commander Fahd al-Quso killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
04/21/15Senior Al-Qaida leader Nasr al-Ansi killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaCombating Terrorism
06/12/15Senior Al-Qaida leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi killed in Yemen by U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaCombating Terrorism
09/16/11Patent litigation costs reduced through tightened patent standards, quality and processes to expedite challenges.America Invents ActEntrepreneurs
09/16/11Entrepreneurs and businesses benefited by reduced average wait time for patent approvals from 3 years to 1 year.America Invents ActEntrepreneurs
01/02/13American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012 signed into lawAmerican Taxpayer Relief Act of 20...
2009Liquidation of General Motors and Chrysler avoided through government mandated restructuring plans and conditional investment and loan programsBusiness & EconomyBusinesses & Workers
02/19/14International Trade Data System created to streamline small business Export/Import processBusiness & EconomySmall Businesses
05/05/10Housing and care options expanded for homeless veterans living in care sheltersCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans
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
05/05/10Counseling and care enhanced for military women victims of sexual trauma and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) Caregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Women
05/05/10Health care services improved and expanded for women veterans at Veterans care facilitiesCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Women
05/05/10Family caregivers of veterans granted eligibility to VA counseling and mental health servicesCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...Veterans & Women
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
02/04/094 million more children insured under SCHIP in addition to the 6.6 million already coveredChildren's Health Insurance Progra...Children
06/02/10Federal benefits extended to same sex partners of workers through memorandum by Obama administrationCivil & Human RightsLGBT & Federal Employees
05/09/12President Obama becomes first sitting president to publicly support marriage equalityCivil & Human RightsLGBT
06/26/13Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by Supreme CourtCivil & Human RightsLGBT
07/21/14President Obama signs executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminting against LGBT individualsCivil & Human RightsLGBT
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
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
12/16/14Abortion coverage extended to Peace Corps volunteers who became pregnant because of rape, incest, and life endangerment Continuing Appropriations Act of 2...Improving Health & Wellness
05/22/09Credit cardholders protected against arbitrary interest rate increases, hidden and excessive fees, and due date gimmicksCredit Card ActConsumers
06/29/09First-ever reception at the White House honoring Lesbian, Gay, Transgendered, Bisexual Pride Month hosted by the President and First lady DiscriminationLGBT
10/30/09People with HIV/AIDS no longer prohibited from entering the United StatesDiscriminationImmigrants & LGBT
01/01/10Discrimination based on gender identity banned in federal workplacesDiscriminationLGBT
12/22/10US sponsored measure to include “sexual orientation” in the definition of human rights adopted by the UN General Assembly, 122- 0. DiscriminationLGBT
12/06/11US government international campaign initiated to build respect for the human rights of LGBT persons worldwide DiscriminationLGBT
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
12/22/10Gays and lesbians allowed to serve openly in the militaryDon't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal ActLGBT & Military Personnel
08/03/10Large disparity in jail sentences reduced for crack cocaine related offenses that disproportionately affected African Americans Fair Sentencing ActAfrican Americans
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
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
01/04/11Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keepingFood Safety Modernization ActFarmers & Improving Govt Efficiency
05/20/09$42 million in special funding for the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate securites fraud in financial institutionsFraud 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$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$60 million in special funding for the Postal Inspection Service to investigate financial institutions for fraudFraud 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$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$140 million in special funding for the Federal Bureau of Investigation to investigate fraud in financial institutionsFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
05/20/09Securities fraud definition amended to include fraud related to commodities futures and derivatives fraudFraud Enforcement ActConsumers
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
05/20/09Mortgage lending businesses added to list of financial institutions subject to Federal criminal law in fraudulent lending practices Fraud Enforcement ActHomeowners
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
11/12/14China and the United States agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to twenty-five percent by 2030Global WarmingProtecting the Environment
11/14/14President Obama pledges $3 Billion to global fund assisting poor countries coping with climate changeGlobal WarmingProtecting the Environment
10/17/13Federal Government reopens after 16 day shutdown defeating Republican partisan attempt to cancel health care benefits for millions under ObamacareGovernment ShutdownWorkers
04/16/15New Medicare formula changes the way doctors are reimbursed; rewards doctors when their patients have better health outcomesHealth & WelfareImproving 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
12/13/10Number of eligible children enrolled in school meal programs increased by approximately 115,000 studentsHealthy, Hunger-Free Kids ActChildren & Improving Health & Wellness
05/20/09$2.2 billion appropriated to help communities address the homeless crisis.Helping Families Save Their HomesHomeless
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
05/20/09Homeowners' foreclosures avoided by improved terms for loan modification and restructuring of their debt Helping Families Save Their HomesHomeowners
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
03/18/10Encourages job creation by expanding investments in schools and clean energy projectsHire ActUnemployed
03/18/10$20 billion to the highway trust fund for spending on highway and transit programs.Hire ActUnemployed & Improving Infrastructure
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
03/18/10Tax credits to employers who keep new hires for 52 weeks to encourage retention of new hiresHire ActUnemployed & Businesses
03/18/10Social Security payroll tax credits in 2010 for employers that hired people who have been unemployed for 60+ daysHire ActUnemployed & Businesses
11/20/14President Obama issues executive order allowing the parents of children who are U.S. citizens or legal residents to continue residing in the United StatesImmigrationBusinesses & Liberals
04/13/09Restrictions eased on Cuba travel, money transfers, and cellular telephone/satellite service.International Relations
05/19/12Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng relocates to the United State after diplomatic agreement between China and the Obama administrationInternational Relations
09/27/13President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have first formal communication between the two nations in 35 yearsInternational Relations
12/17/14Obama Administration negotiates release of 53 political prisoners held in Cuba International Relations
12/17/14United States restores diplomatic relationship with Cuba after 50 year freeze International RelationsBusinesses
20091.45 million American jobs saved overall by government financing and restructuring of GM and Chrysler to avoid liquidationJobsWorkers & Saving Jobs
2009115,000 jobs created at General Motors and Chrysler since government financing and restructuring implementedJobsWorkers & Creating Jobs
06/30/15Obama Administration raises the threshold to qualify for overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440.JobsWorkers & Improving Economic Stability
2009$96 billion in personal income losses avoided by government financing and restructuring of GM and Chrysler to avoid liquidationLaborWorkers & Improving the Economy
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
01/29/09Pay discrimination based on gender, race, color, national origin, age and disability prohibited.Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay ActWomen & Women's Rights
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
10/28/09Existing hate crime laws strengthened with funding to investigate and prosecute those crimesMatthew Shepard ActLGBT
10/28/09Federal hate crime law expanded to include crimes motivated by gender, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability.Matthew Shepard ActLGBT
04/16/15Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act signed into lawMedicare Access and CHIP Reauthori...
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
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
02/22/12Cuts in Medicare physician payment rates averted with extension of existing rates through 2012Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...Doctors & Retirees
02/22/12Federal unemployment benefits programs extended an additional 13 to 20 weeks Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...Unemployed & Improving the Economy
02/12/14Minimum wage for Federal Contractors raised to $10.10 per hour.Minimum WageWorkers
02/05/11Number of US and Russian strategic nuclear missile launchers reduced in half by 2017New START TreatyCombating Nuclear Proliferation
02/05/11Number of US and Russian nuclear warheads deployed reduced by two-thirds by 2017 New START TreatyCombating Nuclear Proliferation
07/14/15Six major world powers reach agreement with Iran to curb their nuclear programNuclear EnergyCombating Nuclear Proliferation
03/23/10Insurance companies must spend 80% of the money raised from consumers premiums on health care and quality improvementObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/10Mental health and drug addiction coverage is an "essential benefit" that can not be deniedObamacare (Affordable Care Act)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
03/23/10People with a pre-existing condition cannot be denied health coverge by an insurance company starting in 2014Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Health insurance companies can not charge higher premiums for out of network emergency room careObamacare (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
03/23/10Preventative services will be covered at no additional costObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/10Women are no longer charged higher premiums because of their genderObamacare (Affordable Care Act)
03/23/10Consumers are guaranteed the right to appeal decisions made by their health insurance providerObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10HIV Testing Will Now Be Covered Under ObamacareObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Improving Health & Wellness
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
03/23/10Insurers 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
03/23/10Annual dollar limits on health benefits restricted and phased out by 2014Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Health care insurance plans prohibited from putting a lifetime limit on the benefits you receiveObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers
03/23/1050% discount on prescription drug costs for seniors in the Medicare "donut hole" starting in 2011Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Senior Citizens & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10$250 rebate for those in the Medicare Prescription drug "donut hole" during 2010Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Senior Citizens & Improving Health & Wellness
03/23/10Young adults can stay on parent's insurance plan up until age 26Obamacare (Affordable Care Act)Young Adults & Consumers
03/23/10Children under 19 can no longer be denied coverage or benefits for a pre-existing conditionObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Children
03/23/10People denied coverage for a pre-existing condition given access to a temporary high risk health insurance planObamacare (Affordable Care Act)Consumers & Improving Health & Wellness
08/05/09U.S. drone attack killed Tehrik e-Taliban Pakistan leader Baitullah Mahsud in PakistanPakistani TalibanCombating Terrorism
07/13/15President Obama commutes the sentences of 46 men and women convicted of nonviolent crimes Pardons
07/16/15EEOC rules that workplace sexual orientation discrimination is IllegalProfilingLGBT
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
04/21/09Community volunteer program expanded to address the education, health care, energy and veterans needs of low income communitiesServe America ActVolunteering & Community Organizers
04/21/09250,000 volunteers by 2017 for community service programs in low income neighborhoodsServe America ActVolunteering & Community Organizers
09/27/10$12 billion in assistance for small businesses through eight separate tax cutsSmall Business Jobs ActSmall Businesses
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
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
04/04/12Members of Congress and certain government employees prohibited from using non-public information for personal profitSTOCK ActReducing Govt Fraud\Corruption
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
03/30/10$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
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
08/29/09Co-founder of the Islamic Movement of Uzbekistan Tohir Yo‘ldosh killed by U.S. drone attacksTerrorismCombating Terrorism
2010 FEBMilitant commander Muhammad Haqqani killed by U.S. drone attacksTerrorismCombating Terrorism
2014 SEPBroad Coalition of Middle-Eastern countries conduct military campaign against ISIS inside of SyriaTerrorismCombating Terrorism
09/05/14Senior Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane killed in Somalia by U.S. airstrikeTerrorismCombating Terrorism
07/21/15Senior Al-Qaida leader Muhsin al-Fadhli killed in Syria by U.S. air strikeTerrorismDefeating Al Qaeda
01/21/09Use of torture by CIA and military to interrogate prisoners prohibited.Torture
09/14/13Syria agrees to dismantle chemical weapons stockpile after deal reached between the Obama Administration and RussiaTreaties & Agreements
2015 JULUnited States and Cuba re-open embassiesTreaties & AgreementsSmarter Government
10/14/10Service members receiving relocation orders protected from early termination fees for certain contracts and residential leasesVeterans' Benefit ActMilitary Personnel
10/14/10Insurance policy amounts and terms enhanced for severely disabled veterans Veterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Improving Health & Wellness
10/14/10On-the-job training opportunities expanded for veterans by reimbursing energy sector employers for training costs. Veterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Creating Jobs
10/14/10Veteran work-study programs expanded to include congressional offices, state agencies and institutions of higher learningVeterans' Benefit ActVeterans & Creating Jobs
10/14/10Disabled veterans provided improved independent assisted living services, automobile adaptive equipment and allowances for automobile purchaseVeterans' Benefit ActVeterans
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
07/22/10Consumer Financial Protection Bureau established to promote fairness and transparency for mortgages, credit cards, and other consumer financial productsWall Street Reform ActConsumers
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
07/22/10FDIC bank deposit insurance increased from $100,000 to $250,000Wall Street Reform ActConsumers & Improving 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
07/22/10Future 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
07/22/10Financial Stability Oversight Council established to identify and monitor excessive risks to the U.S. financial systemWall 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
07/22/10Long-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
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
05/22/09Funding 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
05/22/09Oversight 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
05/22/09Defense contractors prohibited from participating in both the systems engineering and the development /construction phases of the weapon systems Weapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Defense oversight council required to seek input from combat commanders in evaluating proposed weapons system capabilities and needs Weapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Independent 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 Dept ordered to evaluate the technological maturity and product knowledge of critical weapons' technologies before letting defense contractsWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/22/09Dept of Defense systems analysis, engineering and developmental testing processes overhauled to reduce high rates of failure on defense acquisitionsWeapons Systems Acquisition ReformImproving Govt Efficiency
05/25/09Sonya Sotomayor nominated and approved as Supreme Court justiceWomen & Hispanics\Latinos
09/04/09White House voluntary disclosure of visitor logs Improving Govt Transparency
02/23/11Defense of Marriage Act declared unconstitutional and no longer defended in federal courts by the Obama AdministrationLGBT