Obama's Record Reference: Version 1

Please find a compilation of Obama's record and positions below. A better formatted version to be posted later.

Crossposted at Daily Kos: Obama's Record Reference: Version 1. Please use that diary for forwarding and emailing to friends, family and others as that has a few typos edited out, has some updates and I will be updating it further in the next couple of days. Thanks.

Some important bills passed into law by Obama from the US senate

1. Obama. S.2125
Title: A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack
S. 2125: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z? d109:s2125:
S. 2125/Govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd ?bill=s109-2125]

2. Lugar-Obama. S.2566
Title: A bill to provide for coordination of proliferation interdiction activities and conventional arms disarmament, and for other purposes.
S. 2566: http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z? d109:s2566:
S. 2566/Govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd ?bill=s109-2566
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/press/070111-lug ar-obama_non/
Lugar Press Release: http://lugar.senate.gov/press/record.cfm ?id=278019

3. Coburn-Obama. S.2590
Title: A bill to require full disclosure of all entities and organizations receiving Federal funds.

S. 2590: http://www.congress.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/ z?d109:S.2590:
S. 2590/Govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bill.xpd ?bill=s109-2590
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/press/060908-sen ate_passes_c/
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/press/060407-cob urn_introduc/
CBO: http://www.cbo.gov/ftpdoc.cfm?index=7483&type=0&sequence=0
Coburn Press Release: http://coburn.senate.gov/public/index.cf m?FuseAction=LatestNews.PressReleases&am p;ContentRecord_id=8dcb8c35-802a-23ad-4d 37-9c8ea9c43460
Welcome to USASpending.gov - Where Americans Can See Where Their Money Goes: http://www.usaspending.gov/


Ethics Reform:

1. Obama helps us track $1,000,000,000,000 of federal spending
by barath
Sat Dec 15, 2007 at 02:41:58 AM PST
Diary http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/1554158/397

2. Obama will Reform Washington
by DemocraticLuntz
Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 04:06:16 PM PST
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/7 /27/171959/776

3. USAspending.gov and Obama's reform track record
by barath
Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 06:40:26 PM PS
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/1 2/13/20206/234/237/421836

4. Barack Obama will change the system
by Populista
Sat Dec 29, 2007 at 07:42:33 PM PST
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/29 /215057/15/380/427795

5. Barack Obama will change the system part 2
by Populista
Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 07:12:31 PM PST
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/12/30 /19554/372/50/428101


Some important introduced bills (US Senate):

1. Obama, Lugar Introduce The American Fuels Act to Reduce U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil. Friday, March 17, 2006
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/press/060317-oba ma_lugar_int

Architects of Ethics and Lobbying Reform Bill Urge Senate Leaders to Maintain Provisions That Will Lead to Real Change in Way Washington Works. June 21, 2007
Feingold Press Release: http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/rel eases/07/06/20070621ethics.html
Feigold Press Release: http://feingold.senate.gov/~feingold/rel eases/07/01/20070108.html
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/press/070524-oba ma_feingold_1/
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/press/060630-oba ma_feingold/

3. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate

4. The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, (In committee)


IL Senate work:

During the first (8) eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced:
233 regarding healthcare reform,
125 on poverty and public assistance,
112 crime fighting bills,
97 economic bills,
60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,
21 ethics reform bills,
15 gun control,
6 veterans affairs and many others.
http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2007/0 7/29/us/politics/20070730_OBAMA_GRAPHIC. html

http://img161.imageshack.us/img161/5816/ 30obamagraphicyu1.gif

Barack Obama's IL Senate record
by ChiGirl88
Sun May 06, 2007 at 03:04:59 AM PST
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/5/6/4 3637/10666

Barack Obama and the Illinois Death Penalty
by Adam B
Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 12:53:54 PM PST



October 24, 2006
Barack Obama('s Record)
Obsidian Wings
http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/obsidian_ wings/2006/10/barack_obama.html


Wiki pages:
1. State legislature work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obam a#State_legislature

2. US Senate work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barack_Obam a#Senate_career


Diaries comments:

Obama's Record in the Illinois Senate Hotlist
by westcott [Subscribe]
Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 10:05:07 PM PST
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2008/2/20/ 1037/38010/528/460167

by nolalily [Subscribe]
Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 08:18:15 PM PST
http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2008/2 /19/23334/2142/621/460098

http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/2/ 20/1037/38010/7#c7
http://www.mydd.com/comments/2008/2/16/1 65234/062/27?mode=alone;showrate=1#27
http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2007/12 /30/214543/51/60#c60
http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2007/12 /23/256/51138/149#c186


1.  S.2125 : A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

2.  the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 (became law),

3. The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, (became law),



Obama@ Vote Smart
http://votesmart.org/issue_rating_catego ry.php?can_id=BS030017

Obama @ On The Issues
http://www.issues2000.org/Barack_Obama.h tm


Excellent environmental record:
http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2007/12 /23/256/51138/149#c186

10/08/07, LCV: Obama Energy Plan Is Major Step in the Right Direction
http://www.lcv.org/newsroom/press-releas es/page.jsp?itemID=36430548

20% Reduction goal for CTL
http://my.barackobama.com/page/community /post_group/GlobalWarmingMustBeDealtWith /CtDK

No to MTR:
http://www.appvoices.org/index.php?/fron tporch/blogposts/obama_says_that_we_must _find_a_way_around_mtr

IL senate environmental record
http://www.grist.org/news/muck/2004/08/0 4/griscom-obama/index.html
http://www.lcv.org/newsroom/press-releas es/lcv-mounts-independent-campaign-on-be half-of-barack-obama-for-us-senate.html

LCV Pres. profile:
http://presidentialprofiles2008.org/Obam a/tab1.html

http://presidentialprofiles2008.org/Clin ton/tab1.html
http://presidentialprofiles2008.org/McCa in/tab1.html

Obama's Senate Page:

Voting Record:


http://obama.sena: Unformattedte.gov/issues/


A look at the record of Obama's opponents:

1. Hillary Clinton, Empty Pantsuit: Her Track Record from the Senate, by poblano, Wed Nov 21, 2007
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/story/2007/11/2112629/271

Has only two bills under her name passed into law. Both are ceremonial:

S.1241 (108th Congress)
    Title: A bill to establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site in the State of New York, and for other purposes.

S.3613 (109th Congress)
    Title: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the "Major George Quamo Post Office Building".

2. Hillary Clinton's war voting record and why her excuses are not valid:
Comment by NL: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/2/ 1/15738/00109/89#c89

3. McCain: More wars, less jobs:
Comment by NL: http://www.dailykos.com/comments/2008/2/ 19/2129/34377/217#c217


Campaign website on Issues and Plans:

Obama's Blueprint for Change (issues platform):
http://www.barackobama.com/pdf/ObamaBlue printForChange.pdf
(pdf file, 600KB in size)

Obama Action Center:
http://my.barackobama.com/page/content/a ctioncenter

Signup to join the movement:
http://action.barackobama.com/page/signu p

Tags: Barack Obama (all tags)



Tips to Obama's 20 years of proud public service

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-02-20 06:33AM | 0 recs

Update 1: If the diary is useful, may I suggest the reader to bookmark it for future reference? Also, I would appreciate any recommendations, if the diary is worthy. Thanks in advance!

Update 2: DfQ's diary: 260 Substantive Reasons to Vote For Barack Obama

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-02-20 07:36AM | 0 recs
by NeuvoLiberal 2008-02-20 07:36AM | 0 recs
Re: Obama's Record Reference: Version 1

Hi. Two points: first, that Hillary Clinton has more than two bills that became law to her name. I made a list of all of them (and all of Obama's bills that became law, and all substantive amendments sponsored by either that passed from the 109th and 110th Congresses) here . It's still true, for my money, that Obama's record is more substantive, but Clinton has more than just the two bills.

Second: the link above is one of a series of three. The other two: Substantive co-sponsored bills that became law from 109th and 110th Congresses, plus substantive co-sponsored amendments that passed from the 110th, and substantive co-sponsored amendments that passed from the 109th Congress. Enjoy. :)

by hilzoy 2008-02-20 09:16AM | 0 recs
Thanks for your contribution!

I'll go over your work for my next version.

I was using govtrack.us

Hillary Clinton
Bill Sponsorship & Cosponsorship

Statistics: Hillary Clinton has sponsored 354 bills since Jan 22, 2001, of which 307 haven't made it out of committee (Extremely Poor) and 2 were successfully enacted (Average, relative to peers). Clinton has co-sponsored 1723 bills during the same time period (Average, relative to peers).

and Poblano's diary cited in my diary. Thanks, again.

by NeuvoLiberal 2008-02-20 10:35AM | 0 recs


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