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Building a Better Nation

702 Days with President Obama

Working together, we made tremendous progress under the leadership of President Obama and Speaker Pelosi. We enacted 36 new laws to rebuild the American Dream. We're making progress the Wisconsin Way – Forward.


Legislative Progress in 2009-2010

       
DAY 1 Jan. 20, 2009  
INAUGURATION DAY – PRESIDENT OBAMA
DAY 2 Jan. 21, 2009  
TRANSPARENCY GUIDELINES - OPEN RECORDS
DAY 3 Jan. 22, 2009  
OBAMA ENDS BAN FUNDING FOR
INTERNATIONAL EDUCATION
ON REPRODUCTION
DAY 10 Jan. 29, 2009 1
LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 16 Feb. 4, 2009  
OBAMA – LIMIT BAILOUT EXECUTIVE PAY
DAY 16 Feb. 4, 2009 2
CHILDRENS HEALTH INSURANCE PLAN
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 21 Feb. 9, 2009  
OBAMA INVOKES STATE SECRETS PRIVILEGE -
CIA CASE RE “EXTRAORDINARY RENDITION”
DAY 29 Feb. 17, 2009 3 AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 39 Feb. 27, 2009  
OBAMA PLEDGES END TO U.S. INVOLVEMENT
IN IRAQ COMBAT MISSIONS BY AUGUST 31, 2010
DAY 49 Mar. 9, 2009  
STEM CELL RESEARCH - LIFTS RESTRICTIONS
DAY 60 Mar. 20, 2009 4 SMALL BUINESS ACT TEMPORARY EXTENSION
ACT SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 64 Mar. 24, 2009  
OBAMA - MORE TROOPS TO MEXICAN BORDER
DAY 67 Mar. 27, 2009 **
17,000 ADDITIONAL TROOPS TO AFGHANISTAN
AND $1.5 BILLION IN AID TO PAKISTAN
DAY 70 Mar. 30, 2009 5
OMNIBUS PUBLIC LANDS MANAGEMENT ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 92 Apr. 21, 2009 6
EDWARD KENNEDY SERVE AMERICA AC
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 121 May 20, 2009 7
FRAUD ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 121 May 20, 2009 8
HELPING FAMILIES SAVE THEIR HOMES ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 123 May 22, 2009 9
WEAPONS SYSTEMS ACQUISITION REFORM ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 123 May 22, 2009 10
CREDIT CARD ACCOUNTABILITY,
RESPONSIBILITY AND DISCLOSURE (CARD)
ACT OF 2009
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 154 Jun. 22, 2009 11 FAMILY SMOKING PRTEVENTION AND
TOBACCO CONTROL ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 156 Jun. 24, 2009 12
SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT OF 2009
SIGNED INTO LAW
(C.A.R.S. ACT AND MILITARY FUNDING IRAQ AND
AFGHANISTAN ACTIONS)
DAY 199 Aug. 6, 2009 13
CASH FOR CLUNKERS EXTENSION ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 235 Sep. 11, 2009  
TARIFFS IMPOSED ON CHINESE TIRES
DAY 239 Sep. 15, 2009  
OBAMA ANNOUNCES NEW C.A.F.E. STANDARDS
35.5 MPG BY 2016
DAY 249 Sep. 25, 2009   IRAN'S SECRET NULEAR FACILITY REVEALED
DAY 276 Oct. 22, 2009 14 VETERAN HEALTH CARE REFORMAND
TRANSPARENCY ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 282 Oct. 28, 2009 15 HATE CRIMES ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 294 Nov. 7, 2009 16 HELATH CARE REFORM BILL
PASSES HOUSE
DAY 291 Nov. 6, 2009 17 EXTENSION OF UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS +
HOMEBUYER TAX CREDIT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 316 Dec. 1, 2009  
OBAMA ESCALATES AFGHANISTAN WAR
30,000 MORE SOLDIERS TO BE DEPLOYED
DAY 326 Dec. 11, 2009 18 WALL STREET REFORM AND CONSUMER
PROTECTION ACT of 2009
PASSES HOUSE
DAY 330 Dec. 15, 2009 19
JOBS for MAIN STREET ACT
PASSES HOUSE
DAY 319 Dec. 24, 2009  
HEALTH CARE REFORM BILL
PASSED BY SENATE
DAY 366 Jan. 21, 2010 **
CITIZENS UNITED vs. FEC
No limit to corporate spending
5 (Kennedy, Roberts, Thomas, Alito, Scalia)
4 (Stevens, Breyer, Ginsburg, Sotomayor)
DAY 380 Feb. 4, 2010 20
PAY-AS-YOU-GO Mandatory Rule passed by House
to contain federal spending and balance our budgets
DAY 422 Mar. 18, 2010 21
HIRING INCENTIVES TO RESTORE EMPLOYMENT
Tax credits for small businesses who hire people
DAY 427 Mar. 23, 2010 22
PATIENT PROTECTION AND AFFORDABLE CARE
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 434 Mar 30, 2010 23
HEALTH CARE AND EDUCATION
AFFORDABILITY ACT of 2010
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 458 Apr. 23, 2010 24
CAREGIVERS AND VETERANS OMNIBUS
HEALTH SERVICES ACT OF 2010
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 484 May 19, 2010  
KAGEN ASKS BP TO DEPOSIT $25 BILLION INTO
THE U.S. TREASURY TO IMMEDIATELY BEGIN TO
RESTORE THE GULF ECONOMY AND THE
ENVIRONMENT
DAY 477 May 10, 2010  
ELENA KAGAN NOMINATED TO SUPREME COURT
DAY 484 May 17, 2010  
DANIEL PEARL FREEDOM OF PRESS ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW – LINKAGE HUMAN RIGHTS
DAY 493 May 28, 2010 25 THE AMERICAN JOBS AND CLOSING TAX
LOOPHOLES ACT of 2010 - PASSED IN HOUSE
DAY 523 Jun. 25, 2010  
MEDICARE PAY EXTENSION – SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 529 Jul. 1, 2010 26
IRAN SANCTION ACT – SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 549 Jul 21, 2010 27
WALL STREET REFORM ACT - SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 550 Jul. 22, 2010 28
UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS EXTENSION ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 557 Jul. 27, 2010 29
TRIBAL LAW ACT – SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 569 Aug. 10, 2010 30
AID TO STATES ACT – SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 570 Aug. 11, 2010 31
MANUFACTURING ENHANCEMENT ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 572 Aug. 13, 2010 32
BORDER SECURITY ACT – SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 616 Sep. 11, 2010 33
SMALL BUSINESS LENDING FUND ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
(Perlmutter-Kagen-Klein Amortization Amendment
passed in House bill was removed by Reid in Senate version.)
DAY 688 Dec. 8, 2010 34
CLAIMS RESOLUTION ACT - SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 697 Dec. 17, 2010 35 EXTENSION OF TAX CUTS + UNEMPLOYEMENT
BENEFITS ACT
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 702 Dec. 22, 2010 36
REPEAL OF DON’T ASK, DON’T TELL
SIGNED INTO LAW
DAY 702 Dec. 22, 2010  
START TREATY RATIFIED - SENATE