Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Know Your Obama

For all the new peeps considering obama, or for those of you who want to brush up, here is a neat compilation of obama's legislative accomplishments that you can use to support him when you're arguing with, or informing, friends and neighbors.
here's a couple from that compilation at dailykos:

Iraq War De-Escalation Act of 2007

Introduced by Obama, this binding act would stop the planned troop increase of 21,500 in Iraq, and would also begin a phased redeployment of troops from Iraq with the goal of removing all combat forces by March 31, 2008.

Explaining the bill, Obama said it reflects his view that the problems in Iraq do not have a military solution. "Our troops have performed brilliantly in Iraq, but no amount of American soldiers can solve the political differences at the heart of somebody else's civil war," Obama said.

Amendments to the 2008 Defense Authorization Bill

Obama worked with Sen. Kit Bond to limit, through this bill, the Pentagon’s use of personality disorder discharges in the FY 2008 Defense Authorization bill.

This provision would add additional safeguards to discharge procedures and require a thorough review by the Government Accountability Office. This followed news reports that the Pentagon inappropriately used these procedures to discharge service members with service-connected psychological injuries.

"With thousands of American service members suffering day in and day out from the less visible wounds of war, reports that the Pentagon has improperly diagnosed and discharged service members with personality disorders are deeply disturbing," said Senator Obama. "This provision will add additional safeguards to the Department of Defense’s use of this discharge and mandate a comprehensive review of these policies."
Here's more.
Here are the bills obama has sponsored.
Bills such as this: S.115 :

A bill to suspend royalty relief, to repeal certain provisions of the Energy
Policy Act of 2005, and to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to repeal
certain tax incentives for the oil and gas industry.Sponsor: Sen
Obama, Barack
[IL] (introduced 1/4/2007)
Cosponsors (None)
And this:

S.767 : A bill to increase fuel economy standards for automobiles and for other
purposes.Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 3/6/2007) Cosponsors
(6) Committees: Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Latest Major
Action: 3/6/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred
to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

And this:

S.1084 : A bill to provide housing assistance for very low-income veterans. Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack [IL] (introduced 4/10/2007) Cosponsors
(10) Committees: Senate Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs Latest Major Action:
4/10/2007 Referred to Senate committee. Status: Read twice and referred to the
Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs.

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