• 1. The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, makes it illegal for employers to pay unequal wages to men and women who perform equal work.

  • 2. The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, provided hundreds of billions of dollars into infrastructure, research and job creation.

  • 3. Saved the American auto industry and its hundreds of thousands of jobs from disappearing by preventing Chrysler and GM from going bankrupt.

  • 4. Overturned Bush Administration restrictions on federal funding for stem cell research.

  • 5. The Matthew Shepard Act, expands hate crime definitions to include gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability.

  • 6. Has created over 2 million private sector jobs in the last 14 months.

  • 7. The Credit Card Bill of Rights, outlaws hidden fees and deceptive lending practices from credit card companies.

  • 8. The Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Repeal Act, allows gay soldiers to serve openly in the United States military.

  • 9. Student loan reform, significantly expands access to affordable government loans and Pell Grants for college.

  • 10. The Affordable Care Act, will establish universal health care for the first time in the history of the United States.

  • 11. New START Treaty, will reduce by half the nuclear missile stockpiles of Russia and the United States.

  • 12. Overturned Bush Administration “global gag rule,” allows American aid to international health organizations who provide family planning, including abortion counseling.

  • 13. The Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, dramatically expands federal efforts into finding a cure for paralysis, as well as increasing support for care and rehabilitation.

  • 14. Removed all combat troops from Iraq.

  • 15. Appointed Sonia Sotomayor to the Supreme Court, the first Latina to ever serve on the bench.

  • 16. Children’s Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, provides health care to 11 million children who live in poverty.

  • 17. The Food Safety Modernization Act, for the first time gives the FDA a mandate to prevent, rather than simply respond to, contamination of the food supply.

  • 18. Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, overhauls the financial markets to prevent another economic crisis and establishes a new consumer protection bureau.

  • 19. Killed pirates, in particular three Somali pirates who were holding an American ship hostage in 2009.

  • 20. Killed Osamas, in particular one Osama bin Laden who had taken America hostage in 2001.