Monday, February 25, 2008

Barack Obama Has The Experience !

During Barack Obama's first 8 years of legislative experience as State Senator of Illinois he sponsored over 820 bills. The numbers given here come directly from a New York Times compilation.

233 regarding health care and public health,125 on poverty and public assistance,112 crime fighting bills,97 economic bills,62 education bills,60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,21 ethics reform bills,20 environmental bills,6 military and veterans affairs, and many others.

In his first year in the U.S. Senate, Obama authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These included:
**Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006. A bill to require full disclosure of all entities and organizations receiving Federal funds, S.2590 Sen. Coburn said on the Senate floor he introduced the bill for himself and Sen. Obama. Became Public Law No: 109-282. Sen. Clinton eventually added her name as a cosponsor.

**Lugar-Obama Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006, S.2566 The term “Lugar-Obama” is in the Senate record. The Lugar-Obama bill was included in the Department of State Authorities Act of 2006, Public Law No: 109-472, and was signed by President Bush in January 2007.
**Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act of 2006 S.2611 Passed by Senate. While Sen. Obama was not a sponsor, he played a key role in the crafting of the immigration reform bill that the Senate passed before the 109th Congress adjourned; he offered three amendments that were included in the Senate bill.
In the 110th (current) Congress 2007:

**Lobbying and Ethics Reform Act of 2007, S.230 Obama’s Senate web site calls it “the Obama-Feingold bill.” These Senators introduced the bill to establish a “gold standard” for reform. This bill was sent to committee. The final bill that the Congress passed closely mirrored and drew key provisions from S 230, and Senator Obama helped author and lead the Senate to pass the Honest Leadership and Open Government Act of 2007, Public Law No: 110-81.

**Nuclear Weapons Threat Reduction Act of 2007, S.1977 Sponsor: Sen. Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 8/2/2007) Cosponsors (2) Title: A bill to provide for sustained United States leadership in a cooperative global effort to prevent nuclear terrorism, reduce global nuclear arsenals, stop the spread of nuclear weapons and related material and technology, and support the responsible and peaceful use of nuclear technology. Latest Major Action: 8/2/2007 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations.

He has done much more of course. This gives only part of Obama's Senate accomplishments. Don't be mislead by the distortion of truth. Barack Obama has the experience needed....For The Re-Birth of America.

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