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DatePositive Result\BenefitLawRank
04/04/12Members of Congress and certain government employees prohibited from using non-public information for personal profitSTOCK Act
01/04/11Small family farms selling locally exempted from federal regulations such as traceability and record keepingFood Safety Modernization Act
01/04/11Safety of imported food improved with new FSVP & VQIP programs that helps ensure it is safe, unadulterated and not misbrandedFood Safety Modernization Act
12/08/10$3.4 billion settlement for Native Americans against the US government arising from incorrect accounting for royalties on mineral leasesClaims Resolution Act
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 Act
07/22/10Transparency of Federal Reserve improved with additional government oversight and new audits to be performed by the GAOWall Street Reform Act
05/22/09Annual awards program established to recognize individuals and teams making significant contributions to improving efficiency of defense aquisition programsWeapons Systems Acquisition Reform
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 Reform