Via Diana Cihak from Chet Whye on Facebook:
Immediately stabilized the economy a rapidly deteriorating economy by signing the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) , the most sweeping economy recovery plan in American history
Prohibited the use of torture
Reset world sentiment about American government
Strengthened consumer protection -Signed the Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure Act (CARD) that will level the playing field by stopping unfair credit card company practices that have been confusing and unfair to American families for far too long
Expanded health insurance to four million more low income children -Passed the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), an action President Bush vetoed twice
Addressed the housing crisis to keep people in their homes
-The Fraud Enforcement and Recovery Act (FERA) gives the federal government more tools to crack down on the kind of fraud that put thousands of hardworking families at risk of losing their homes despite doing everything right to live within their means.
-The Helping Families Save Their Homes Act expands on the success of the Making Home Affordable Program first announced in February
Passed the Matthew Shepard & James Byrd Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act
Kept automotive sectors from collapsing by putting in place the framework for an industry recovery and jump starting sales with “Cash for Clunkers”
Lifted a ban on federal funding of stem cell research
Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, finally guaranteeing equal pay for equal work
Appointed Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court
-Justice Sotomoyor brings more federal judicial experience to the Supreme Court than any justice in 100 years. She is the Court’s first Latina Justice and the third woman to serve
Is driving the most potent advances in health care reform in 50 years
-Pushing legislation that provides stability and security to Americans who have insurance, affordable options for those who don’t, and lower costs for families, businesses and our country as a whole.
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