TOP 10 Democratic Accomplishments during the 111th Congress
The Affordable Care Act – Reforms our country’s broken health care system by holding insurance companies accountable, lowering costs, ensuring greater choice, and improving the quality of care for all Americans.
The Recovery Act – Saves and creates millions of jobs, investing unprecedented resources in building a new foundation for our country, and preventing a second Great Depression.
Ending combat operations in Iraq – Effectively ends Operation Iraqi Freedom and withdraws 100,000 troops.
‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’ Repeal – Ends the discriminatory policy preventing gays and lesbians from serving in America’s armed forces.
The New START Treaty – Keeps America safe and strengthens our global leadership on nuclear weapons issues.
Wall Street Reform – Holds Wall Street accountable, ends “too big to fail” bailouts, and enacts the strongest consumer protections in history.
Student Loan Reform – Helps make college more affordable for students and families.
Supreme Court Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan – President Obama nominated and the Senate confirmed two female Associate Justices Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court.
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act – Ensures that all workers in America are paid what they deserve, regardless of race, gender, or age.
Passing Credit Card Reform (CARD Act) – Protects Americans from unfair and misleading credit card practices.