Obama Administration


Displaying 82 Accomplishments
02/19/14Export/Import process for small businesses streamlined through creation of International Trade Data SystemBusiness & EconomySmall Businesses
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 a phone conversation, marking the first formal communication between the two countries in 35 yearsInternational Relations
09/14/13Syria agrees to dismantle chemical weapons stockpile after United States and Russia reach dealTreaties & Agreements
06/26/13Defense of Marriage Act ruled unconstitutional by Supreme CourtCivil & Human RightsLGBT
06/26/13Gay marriage to resume in California after lower court ruling declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional allowed to stand Civil & 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
08/24/12Mullah Dadullah, a senior commander of the Pakistani Taliban, killed by NATO airstrike in eastern AfghanistanPakistani TalibanCombating Terrorism
06/06/12Abu Yahya al-Libi, No.2 leader of Al Qaeda, confirmed killed by CIA drone strike in PakistanAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
05/19/12Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng free to leave China with his family and study in the USA after diplomatic negotiations with China by Hillary Clinton and the Obama administrationInternational RelationsFreedom of Speech
05/09/12Barack Obama becomes the first President to publicly support the legalization of same sex marriageLGBT
05/06/12Airstrike Kills Senior Al-Qaida Leader Fahd al-Quso In YemenAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
04/04/12STOCK Act signed into lawSTOCK Act
02/22/12Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act signed into lawMiddle Class Tax Relief and Job Cr...
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
09/30/11Child and Family Services Improvement Act signed into lawChild and Family Services Improvem...
09/30/11Senior Al Qaeda leader Anwar al-Awlaki killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
09/16/11America Invents Act signed into lawAmerica Invents Act
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
02/05/11New START Treaty ratifiedNew START Treaty
01/04/11Food Safety Modernization Act signed into lawFood Safety Modernization Act
12/22/10US sponsored measure to include “sexual orientation” in the definition of human rights adopted by the UN General Assembly, 122- 0. DiscriminationLGBT
12/22/10Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act signed into lawDon't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act
12/17/102010 Tax & Jobs Compromise signed into law2010 Tax & Jobs Compromise
12/13/10Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act signed into lawHealthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act
12/08/10Claims Resolution Act signed into lawClaims Resolution Act
10/14/10Veterans' Benefit Act signed into lawVeterans' Benefit Act
09/27/10Small Business Jobs Act signed into lawSmall Business Jobs Act
08/03/10Fair Sentencing Act signed into lawFair Sentencing Act
07/22/10Wall Street Reform Act signed into lawWall Street Reform Act
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
05/05/10Caregivers & Veterans Health Services Act signed into lawCaregivers & Veterans Health Servi...
04/18/10Joint American and Iraqi operation killed Al-Qaeda leaders Abu Ayyub al-Masri and Abu Omar al-BaghdadiAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
03/30/10Student Aid Act signed into lawStudent Aid Act
03/23/10Obamacare (Affordable Care Act) signed into lawObamacare (Affordable Care Act)
03/18/10Hire Act signed into lawHire Act
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
10/28/09Matthew Shepard Act signed into lawMatthew Shepard Act
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
05/22/09Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform signed into lawWeapons Systems Acquisition Reform
05/22/09Credit Card Act signed into lawCredit Card Act
05/20/09Helping Families Save Their Homes signed into lawHelping Families Save Their Homes
05/20/09Fraud Enforcement Act signed into lawFraud Enforcement Act
04/21/09Serve America Act signed into lawServe America Act
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
02/17/092009 Stimulus Bill signed into law2009 Stimulus Bill
02/04/09Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) signed into lawChildren's Health Insurance Progra...
01/29/09Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into lawLilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
01/21/09Use of torture by CIA and military to interrogate prisoners prohibited.Torture

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