Obama Administration


07/21/15Senior Al-Qaida leader Muhsin al-Fadhli killed in Syria by U.S. air strikeTerrorismDefeating Al Qaeda
07/16/15EEOC rules that workplace sexual orientation discrimination is IllegalProfilingLGBT
07/14/15Six major world powers reach agreement with Iran to curb their nuclear programNuclear EnergyCombating Nuclear Proliferation
07/13/15President Obama commutes the sentences of 46 men and women convicted of nonviolent crimes Pardons
2015 JULUnited States and Cuba re-open embassiesTreaties & AgreementsSmarter Government
06/30/15Obama Administration raises the threshold to qualify for overtime pay from $23,660 to $50,440.JobsWorkers & Improving Economic Stability
06/12/15Senior Al-Qaida leader Nasir al-Wuhayshi killed in Yemen by U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaCombating Terrorism
04/21/15Senior Al-Qaida leader Nasr al-Ansi killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaCombating Terrorism
04/16/15New Medicare formula changes the way doctors are reimbursed; rewards doctors when their patients have better health outcomesHealth & WelfareImproving Health & Wellness
04/16/15Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act signed into lawMedicare Access and CHIP Reauthori...
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
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
11/16/14Continuing Appropriations Act of 2015 signed into lawContinuing Appropriations Act of 2...
11/14/14President Obama pledges $3 Billion to global fund assisting poor countries coping with climate changeGlobal WarmingProtecting the Environment
11/12/14China and the United States agree to cut greenhouse gas emissions by up to twenty-five percent by 2030Global WarmingProtecting the Environment
09/05/14Senior Al-Shabaab leader Ahmed Godane killed in Somalia by U.S. airstrikeTerrorismCombating Terrorism
2014 SEPBroad Coalition of Middle-Eastern countries conduct military campaign against ISIS inside of SyriaTerrorismCombating Terrorism
07/21/14President Obama signs executive order prohibiting federal contractors from discriminting against LGBT individualsCivil & Human RightsLGBT
02/19/14International Trade Data System created to streamline small business Export/Import processBusiness & 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 shutdown defeating Republican partisan attempt to cancel health care benefits for millions under ObamacareGovernment ShutdownWorkers
09/27/13President Obama and Iranian President Hassan Rouhani have first formal communication between the two nations in 35 yearsInternational Relations
09/14/13Syria agrees to dismantle chemical weapons stockpile after deal reached between the Obama Administration and RussiaTreaties & Agreements
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...
05/19/12Blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng relocates to the United State after diplomatic agreement between China and the Obama administrationInternational Relations
05/09/12President Obama becomes first sitting president to publicly support marriage equalityCivil & Human RightsLGBT
05/06/12Senior Al-Qaida commander Fahd al-Quso killed in Yemen by a CIA-led U.S. drone strikeAl-QaedaDefeating Al Qaeda
04/04/12STOCK 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