List of bills sponsored by Barack Obama in the United States Senate

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Barack Obama sponsored 137 bills from 4 Jan 2005 until 16 November 2008. Two became law.[1] This figure does not include bills to which Obama contributed as cosponsor, such as the Coburn-Obama Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 or the Lugar-Nunn Cooperative Proliferation Detection, Interdiction Assistance, and Conventional Threat Reduction Act of 2006. Nor does it include amendments to other bills, although in the Senate these are not required to be germane to the parent bill and can therefore effectively be bills in their own right.[2] During the same time period, Obama has co-sponsored 689 bills in total; 408 of which had secured his support by the day they were originally introduced in the Senate.

Years covered All bills sponsored All amendments sponsored All bills cosponsored All amendments cosponsored Original bills cosponsored Original amendments cosponsored
2007-08 71 59 434 116 247 81
2005-06 66 86 255 172 161 125

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The focus of legislation reflects his minority party appointments in Senate Resolution 6 of the 109th Congress to the Committee on Environment and Public Works, the Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, and subsequent majority party appointments in the 110th Congress to the latter two committees and the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions and the Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs.

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NOTE: The information presented here is derived from thomas.loc.gov, but in some cases may be out of date. Also, these bills were not exclusively created nor singularly supported by Barack Obama.

The status of Obama's bills and resolutions as noted in the below table is in accordance with thomas.loc.gov. Introduced in the Senate (IS) refers to bills pending approval in committee. Reported to the Senate (RS) refers to bills that have received favorable report in committee and may be placed on the calendar for vote. Approved by the Senate (ATS) describes bills which have gained approval.[3] Govtrack links from this column provide updated status, summaries, and full text of the bills.

Type Number Title or description Status Notes
109 S. 697 Higher Education Opportunity Through Pell Grant Expansion Act IS
109 S. 918 E-85 Fuel Utilization and Infrastructure Development Incentives Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 969 Attacking Viral Influenza Across Nations Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 1180 SAVE Reauthorization Act of 2005 IS [4]
109 S. 1194 Spent Nuclear Fuel Tracking and Accountability Act IS
109 S. 1426 Drinking Water Security Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 1630 National Emergency Family Locator Act IS [5][6]
109 S. 1638 Hurricane Katrina Emergency Health Workforce Act of 2005 IS [6][7][8]
109 S. 1685 To ensure the evacuation of individuals with special needs in times of emergency. IS [6][9]
109 S. 1770 Hurricane Katrina Fast-Track Refunds for Working Families Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 1920 Renewable Diesel Standard Act of 2005 IS [10][11]
109 S. 1975 Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 2045 Health Care for Hybrids Act IS [12]
109 S. 2047 Healthy Communities Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 2048 Lead Free Toys Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 2125 Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2005 ATS [13][14]
109 S. 2149 STEP UP Act of 2005 IS
109 S. 2154 To provide for the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rosa Parks. IS
109 S. 2179 CLEAN UP Act IS
109 S. 2201 Federal Aviation Administration Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2247 Federal Employees Health Benefits Program Efficiency Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2257 Hurricane Katrina Working Family Tax Relief Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2259 Congressional Ethics Enforcement Commission Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2261 Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2280 STOP FRAUD Act IS
109 S. 2286 Equality for Two-Parent Families Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2319 Hurricane Katrina Recovery Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2348 Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2006 RS
109 S. 2358 VA Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2359 Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2441 Innovation Districts for School Improvement Act IS
109 S. 2446 American Fuels Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2484 Protecting Taxpayer Privacy Act IS
109 S. 2506 Healthy Places Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 2984 FILL UP Act IS [12]
109 S. 3155 To suspend temporarily the duty on RSD 1235. IS
109 S. 3156 To suspend temporarily the duty on N6-Benzyladenine. IS
109 S. 3157 To suspend temporarily the duty on MCPB acid and MCPB sodium salt. IS
109 S. 3158 To suspend temporarily the duty on 2-Methyl-4-chlorophenoxyacetic acid, salts, and esters. IS
109 S. 3159 To suspend temporarily the duty on gibberellic acid. IS
109 S. 3160 To suspend temporarily the duty on triphenyltin hydroxide. IS
109 S. 3161 To suspend temporarily the duty on certain sebacic acid. IS
109 S. 3162 To suspend temporarily the duty on bromoxynil octonoate. IS
109 S. 3163 To extend temporarily the suspension of duty on certain epoxy molding compounds. IS
109 S. 3243 To suspend temporarily the duty on metsulfuron-methyl. IS
109 S. 3244 To suspend temporarily the duty on dichlorprop-p acid, dichlorprop-p dimethylamine salt, and dichlorprop-p 2-ethylhexyl ester. IS
109 S. 3245 To suspend temporarily the duty on 2,4-DB Acid and 2,4-DB Dimethylamine Salt. IS
109 S. 3249 To suspend temporarily the duty on metsulfuron-methyl. IS
109 S. 3250 To suspend temporarily the duty on 2,4-DB Acid and 2,4-DB Dimethylamine Salt. IS
109 S. 3251 To suspend temporarily the duty on dichlorprop-p acid, dichlorprop-p dimethylamine salt, and dichlorprop-p 2-ethylhexyl ester. IS
109 S. 3475 Homes for Heroes Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 3554 Alternative Diesel Standard Act of 2006 IS [15]
109 S. 3627 Mercury Market Minimization Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 3631 Missing Mercury in Manufacturing Monitoring and Mitigation Act IS
109 S. 3694 Fuel Economy Reform Act IS
109 S. 3757 To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 950 Missouri Avenue in East St. Louis, Illinois, as the `Katherine Dunham Post Office Building'. IS
109 S. 3822 Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006 IS [16][17][18][19][20][21]
109 S. 3969 Lead Poisoning Reduction Act of 2006 IS [22][23]
109 S. 3988 Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 4069 Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2006 IS
109 S. 4102 Election Jamming Prevention Act of 2006 IS
109 S.CON.RES. 42 Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day, and expressing the sense of Congress that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and... IS
109 S.CON.RES. 53 Expressing the sense of Congress that any effort to impose photo identification requirements for voting should be rejected. IS
109 S.RES. 291 To congratulate the Chicago White Sox on winning the 2005 World Series Championship. ATS
109 S.RES. 516 Recognizing the historical significance of Juneteenth Independence Day and expressing the sense of the Senate that history should be regarded as a means for understanding the past and... ATS
109 S.RES. 529 Designating July 13, 2006, as `National Summer Learning Day'. ATS
110 S. 114 Innovation Districts for School Improvement Act IS
110 S. 115 Oil SENSE Act IS [12]
110 S. 116 STEP UP Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 117 Lane Evans Veterans Health and Benefits Improvement Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 133 American Fuels Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 433 Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007 IS [24]
110 S. 453 Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007 RS [25][26][27]
110 S. 674 Transparency and Accountability in Military and Security Contracting Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 692 VA Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 713 Dignity for Wounded Warriors Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 737 Voter Advocate and Democracy Index Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 767 Fuel Economy Reform Act IS
110 S. 768 Fuel Economy Reform Act IS
110 S. 795 Citizenship Promotion Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 823 Microbicide Development Act IS
110 S. 906 Mercury Market Minimization Act of 2007 ENR
110 S. 976 Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1067 Healthy Places Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1068 Healthy Communities Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1084 Homes for Heroes Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1151 Health Care for Hybrids Act IS [12]
110 S. 1181 Shareholder Vote on Executive Compensation Act IS
110 S. 1222 STOP FRAUD Act IS
110 S. 1271 Homecoming Enhancement Research and Oversight (HERO) Act IS
110 S. 1306 Lead Free Toys Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1324 National Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1389 Climate Change Education Act IS
110 S. 1430 Iran Sanctions Enhancement Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1513 Predominantly Black Institution Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1574 Teaching Residency Act IS
110 S. 1713 To provide for the issuance of a commemorative postage stamp in honor of Rosa Parks. IS
110 S. 1790 Communities of Color Teen Pregnancy Prevention Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1811 Lead Poisoning Reduction Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1817 To ensure proper administration of the discharge of members of the Armed Forces for personality disorder, and for other purposes. IS
110 S. 1818 Missing Mercury in Manufacturing Monitoring and Mitigation Act IS
110 S. 1824 Hospital Quality Report Card Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1873 Improving Emergency Medical Care and Response Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1885 Military Family Job Protection Act IS
110 S. 1977 Nuclear Weapons Threat Reduction Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 1989 Pigford Claims Remedy Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2030 To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 to require reporting relating to bundled contributions made by persons other than registered lobbyists. IS
110 S. 2044 Independent Contractor Proper Classification Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2066 Back to School: Improving Standards for Nutrition and Physical Education in Schools Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2111 Positive Behavior for Effective Schools Act IS
110 S. 2132 To prohibit the introduction or delivery for introduction into interstate commerce of children's products that contain lead, and for other purposes. IS
110 S. 2147 Security Contractor Accountability Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2202 Renewable Fuel Standard Extension Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2224 Nuclear Release Notice Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2227 Success in the Middle Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 2330 Veterans Homelessness Prevention Act IS
110 S. 2347 Prevention Through Affordable Access Act IS
110 S. 2392 National STEM Scholarship Database Act IS
110 S. 2428 National STEM Scholarship Database Act IS
110 S. 2433 Global Poverty Act of 2007 RS
110 S. 2519 Contracting and Tax Accountability Act of 2007 IS
110 S. 3047 Enhancing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Act of 2008 IS
110 S. 3077 Strengthening Transparency and Accountability in Federal Spending Act of 2008 IS
110 S. 3142 A bill to amend the Public Health Service Act to enhance public health activities related to stillbirth and sudden unexpected infant death. IS
110 S. 3358 A bill to provide for enhanced food-borne illness surveillance and food safety capacity. IS
110 S. 3506 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for purchase of vehicles fueled by natural gas or liquefied natural gas and to amend the Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users to reauthorize the Clean School Bus Program of the Environmental Protection Agency. IS
110 S.CON.RES. 25 Condemning the recent violent actions of the Government of Zimbabwe against peaceful opposition party activists and members of civil society. RS [28]
110 S.CON.RES. 44 Expressing the sense of Congress that a commemorative postage stamp should be issued honoring Rosa Louise McCauley Parks. IS
110 S.CON.RES. 46 Whereas Sickle Cell Disease is an inherited blood disorder that is a major health problem in the United States, primarily affecting African Americans; IS
110 S.CON.RES. 96 A concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of thousands during the Holocaust and remembering her legacy of courage, selflessness, and hope. HDS
110 S.CON.RES. 5 Honoring the life of Percy Lavon Julian, a pioneer in the field of organic chemistry and the only African-American chemist to be inducted into the National Academy of Sciences. IS
110 S.J.RES. 23 Whereas the Authorization for the Use of Military Force Against Iraq (Public Law 107-243) authorized the President `to use the Armed Forces of the United States as he determines to... IS
110 S.RES. 133 Whereas Bishop Gilbert Earl Patterson was born in 1939 to Bishop W.A. and Mrs. Mary Patterson, Sr., in Humboldt, Tennessee; ATS
110 S.RES. 268 Designating July 12, 2007, as `National Summer Learning Day'. ATS
110 S.RES. 383 Honoring and recognizing the achievements of Carl Stokes, the first African-American mayor of a major American city, in the 40th year since his election as Mayor of Cleveland, Ohio. IS
110 S.RES. 600 A resolution commemorating the 44th anniversary of the deaths of civil rights workers Andrew Goodman, James Chaney, and Michael Schwerner in Philadelphia, Mississippi, while working in the name of American democracy to register voters and secure civil rights during the summer of 1964, which has become known as "Freedom Summer". ATS
110 S.RES. 628 A resolution expressing support for the designation of Disability Pride Day and recognizing that all people, including people living with disabilities, have the right, responsibility, and ability to be active, contributing members of society and fully engaged as citizens of the United States. IS

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References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Learning about the Senate". InfoUSA. 
  3. ^ Project Vote Smart. "Government 101". 
  4. ^ Stephen Spotswood (2005-08). "Bill Would Change VA Long-Term Care". U.S. Medicine.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
  5. ^ National Next of Kin Registry (NOKR) (2005-12-16). "Accidents, flu pandemic or national disaster are you prepared?". 
  6. ^ a b c Democratic Policy Committee (2005-10-07). "Democrats Stand United in Support of Hurricane Katrina Survivors". 
  7. ^ James G. Hodge, Jr., J.D., LL.M. "MEMORANDUM:Hurricane Katrina Response" (PDF). 
  8. ^ Georges Benjamin, MD, FACP, Executive Director American Public Health Association (2005-09-28). "Letter in Support of S.1638; the Hurricane Katrina Emergency Health Workforce Act of 2005" (PDF). 
  9. ^ OnTheIssues.org. "Barack Obama on Civil Rights". 
  10. ^ "Illinois Senator Introduces Legislation for Bio- and Synthetic Diesel Fuel Standard". Green Car Congress. 2005-11-07. 
  11. ^ LEO Weekly (2005-12-07). "Just a couple of GoodOil boys". Greasecar Media. 
  12. ^ a b c d Kate Sheppard and Todd Hymas Samkara (2008-05-16). "Obama on the Issues:A look at Barack Obama's environmental platform and record". Grist Magazine. 
  13. ^ "CARE Applauds Congressional Support for the Congo". 2006-12-11. 
  14. ^ United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (2006-04). "Democratic Republic of the CONGO".  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  16. ^ M.J.Ratain (2007). "Personalized Medicine: Building the GPS to Take Us There". Clinical Pharmacology & Therapeutics 81 (3): 321–322. doi:10.1038/sj.clpt.6100092. 
  17. ^ B. Obama (2007-01). "The genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006". Clin Adv Hematol Oncol 5 (1): 39–40. PMID 17339825.  Check date values in: |date= (help)
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  19. ^ Ogan Gurel (2007-04-17). "Personalized medicine and technology convergence". WTN News. 
  20. ^ Affymetrix Corporation. "Bill Introduced to Accelerate Genomic Research and Advance Personalized Medicine". 
  21. ^ Nixon Peabody Attorneys at Law. "Senator Obama Introduces Genomics and Personalized Medicine Act of 2006". 
  22. ^ "Proposed Legislation To Get Lead Out of Child Care Facilities". WIFR-TV. 2006-10-03. 
  23. ^ "Alliance Alert:July–August 2007". Alliance for Healthy Homes. 
  24. ^ "Obama Asks Congress To Pull Troops From Iraq". CBS. 
  25. ^ Lisa Rein (2007-06-08). "Cardin Promotes Campaign-Tactics Legislation". Washington Post. 
  26. ^ "Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007". Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law. 
  27. ^ Stacey Gates and Mary Moreno. "Deceptive Practices Bill Advances In Senate Judiciary Committee". People for the American Way. 
  28. ^ Obi Egbuna (2007-04-13). "Obama's Zimbabwe Stance". Black Star News. 

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