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CHECKLIST: Legislative Accomplishments of the 111th Congress CHECKLIST: Legislative Accomplishments of the 111th Congress

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CHECKLIST: Legislative Accomplishments of the 111th Congress

Lilly Ledbetter Act, January 29, 2009
Makes it easier for workers to file employment-discrimination lawsuits.

SCHIP, February 4, 2009
Expands health care coverage for children.


Stimulus, February 17, 2009
Provides $787 billion in tax cuts and additional spending to aid U.S. economic-recovery efforts.

Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, April 21, 2009
Creates incentives to foster volunteer opportunities through programs such as AmeriCorps.

Credit Card Bill of Rights, May 22, 2009
Enhances safeguards to protect consumers from abusive practices.


Tobacco, June 22, 2009
Provides the Food and Drug Administration with enhanced authority to regulate tobacco products.

Cash for Clunkers, August 7, 2009
Provides consumers with a cash incentive to buy automobiles with higher fuel-efficiency standards.

Hate-Crimes Bill, October 28, 2009
Enhances law-enforcement resources to prosecute crimes based on gender and sexual orientation.

Health Care, March 30, 2010
Overhauls the U.S. health care system to provide insurance coverage for more Americans.


Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act, March 30, 2010
Makes the federal government the provider of all student loans.

Financial-Regulatory Reform, July 21, 2010
Expands federal government’s role in regulating financial markets.

Tax Cuts, December 17, 2010
Extends for two years the tax cuts enacted in 2001 and 2003.

'Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell', December 22, 2010
Lifts the ban on openly gay men and women from serving in the military.

Food Safety, December 21, 2010 (House passed; awaits Obama's signature)
Strengthens regulatory standards intended to protect the nation’s food supply.

New START, December 22, 2010 (Senate passed; awaits Obama's signature)
Implements a new arms-control treaty between the U.S. and Russia.

9/11 First-Responders Bill, December 22, 2010 (House passed; awaits Obama's signature)
Funds medical care for first responders sickened after the September 11 terrorist attacks.

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