President Obama Accomplishments

President Obama instituted enforcement for equal pay for women.

He withdrew U.S. combat from Iraq.

Bacause of President Obama families of fallen soldiers now have expenses covered to be on hand when the body of their loved ones arrives at Dover AFB from Iraq or Afghanistan.

He put an end to media blackout on war casualties; reporting full information.

He also ended media blackout on covering the return of fallen soldiers to Dover AFB; the media is now permitted to do so pending adherence to respectful rules and approval of fallen soldier’s family.

He put limits on lobbyist’s access to the White House.

He also put limits on White House aides working for lobbyists after their tenure in the administration.

He ended the previous stop-loss policy that kept soldiers in Iraq/Afghanistan longer than their enlistment date.

He’s phasing out the expensive F-22 war plane and other outdated weapons systems, which weren’t even used or needed in Iraq/Afghanistan.

He removed restrictions on embryonic stem-cell research.

He implemented new federal funding for science and research labs.

He passed into law that now all states are permitted to enact federal fuel efficiency standards above federal standards.

He increased infrastructure spending (roads, bridges, power plants) after years of neglect.

He made funds availanle for high-speed, broadband Internet access to K-12 schools.

He made funds available for school construction.

He saved the US Auto industry with a stimulus plan.

He saved the economy with a $789 billion economic stimulus plan.

He shut down secret detention facilities in Eastern Europe and elsewhere.

He ended the previous policy; the US now has a no torture policy and is in compliance with the Geneva Convention standards.

He’s improved the body armor provided to our troops.

He cut the missile defense program $1.4 billion in 2010.

He reengaged in the agreements/talks on global warming and greenhouse gas emissions.

He visited more countries and met with more world leaders than any president in his first six months in office.

He successfully commanded the release of US captain held bySomali pirates; he authorized the SEALS to do their job.

He increased US Navy patrols along the Somali coast.

He implemented tax write-offs for those who buy hybrid automobiles.

He also put together the “cash for clunkers” program that offers vouchers to trade in fuel inefficient, polluting old cars for new cars; stimulated auto sales.

He expanded the SCHIP program to cover health care for 4 million more children.

He signed national service legislation; expandednational youth service program.

He istituted a new policy on Cuba, allowing Cuban families to return home to visit loved ones.

He ended the previous policy of not regulating and labeling carbon dioxide emissions.

He has expanded vaccination programs.

He closed offshore tax safe havens.

He negotiated a deal with Swiss banks to permit US government to gain access to records of tax evaders and criminals.

He ended the previous policy of offering tax benefits to corporations who outsource American jobs; the new policy is to promote in-sourcing to bring jobs back.

He ended the previous practice of protecting credit card companies; in place of it are new consumer protections from credit card industry’s predatory practices.

Because of President Obama energy producing plants must begin preparing to produce 15% of their energy from renewable sources.

He lowerd drug costs for seniors.

He ended the previous practice of forbidding Medicare from negotiating with drug manufacturers for cheaper drugs; the federal government is now realizing hundreds of millions in savings.

He increased the pay and benefits for military personnel.

He improved housing for military personnel.

He initiated a new policy to promote federal hiring of military spouses.

He improved conditions at Walter Reed Military Hospital and other military hospitals.

He increased student loans.

He increased opportunities in AmeriCorps program.

He sent envoys to Middle East and other parts of the world that had been neglected for years; reengaging in multilateral and bilateral talks and diplomacy.

He established a new cyber security office.

He reformed and restructured the military 20 years after the Cold War to a more modern fighting force; this includes new procurement policies, increasing size of military, new technology and

He ended the previous policy of awarding no-bid defense contracts.

He ordered a review of hurricane and natural disaster preparedness.

He established a National Performance Officer charged with saving the federal government money and making federal operations more efficient.

Because of President Obama college ctudents struggling to make college loan payments can have their loans refinanced.

He improved benefits for veterans.

He instituted a new focus on mortgage fraud.

He passed FDA regulations on tobacco.

He authorized discussions with North Korea and private mission by former president Bill Clinton to secure the release of two Americans held in prisons.

He authorized discussions with Myanmar and a mission by Senator Jim Web (D-VA) to secure the release of an American held captive.

Because of President Obama more loans are available to small businesses.

President Obama appointment of first Latina to the Supreme Court.

He authorized construction/opening of additional health centers to care for veterans.

President Obama limited salaries of senior White House aides; cut to $100,000.

President Obama renewed loan guarantees for Israel.

He changed the failing/status quo military command in Afghanistan.

President Obama deployed additional troops, that desperately needed, to Afghanistan.

He implemented a new Afghan War policy that limits aerial bombing and prioritizes aid, development of infrastructure, diplomacy, and good government practices by Afghans.

President Obama announced the long-term development of a national energy grid with renewable sources and cleaner, efficient energy production.

President Obama returned money authorized for refurbishment of White House offices and private living quarters.

He paid for redecoration of White House living quarters out of his own pocket.

President Obama held first Seder in White House.

He introduced reform on the nation’s healthcare system which is currently the most expensive in the world yet leaves almost 50 million without health insurance and millions more under insured.

He has pushed for comprehensive immigration reform.

He has announced his intention to push for energy reform.

He has announced his intention to push for education reform.

President Obama signed into law extended unemployment benefits.

He extended tax cuts for all Americans reaching across the aisle and including the top 2% income earners.

President Obama passed the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) with Russia.

He signed into law the 9/11 First Responders Bill.

President Obama repealed “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell.”

He signed into law the Food Safety Bill.

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