List of bills sponsored by Barack Obama in the United States Senate
Barack Obama sponsored 137 bills from January 4, 2005 until November 16, 2008. Two became law. 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. 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|
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.
- NOTE: The information presented here is derived from thomas.loc.gov, but in some cases may be out of date.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. 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|||
|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|||
|109 S.||1638||Hurricane Katrina Emergency Health Workforce Act of 2005||IS|||
|109 S.||1685||To ensure the evacuation of individuals with special needs in times of emergency.||IS|||
|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|||
|109 S.||1975||Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2005||IS|
|109 S.||2045||Health Care for Hybrids Act||IS|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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|||
|109 S.||3969||Lead Poisoning Reduction Act of 2006||IS|||
|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|||
|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|||
|110 S.||453||Deceptive Practices and Voter Intimidation Prevention Act of 2007||RS|||
|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|||
|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|||
|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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