- List of bills sponsored by Barack Obama in the United States Senate
List of bills sponsored by Barack Obama in the United States Senate is a compilation of legislation sponsored by
United States Senator Barack Obamain the 109th United States Congressand the 110th United States Congress. The bills offer a way to review the legislative achievements and political positions of Barack Obama, who is a candidate and the nominee [ [http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/24944453/ Obama claims Democratic nomination - Decision '08 - MSNBC.com ] ] of the Democratic Party in the 2008 U.S. Presidential election.
Obama has sponsored 136 bills since Jan 4, 2005. Two have become law.cite web|url=http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400629 |title=Sen. Barack Obama (D-IL) |work=GovTrack.us ] This figure does not include bills to which Obama contributed very substantially as cosponsor, such as the Coburn-Obama
Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006or 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. [cite web|url=http://www.4uth.gov.ua/usa/english/laws/process/learn_process_nongermane.html|title=Learning about the Senate|publisher=InfoUSA] Obama has co-sponsored 619 bills during the same time period.
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 Pensionsand 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:"NOTE: The information presented here is derived from thomas.loc.gov, but in some cases may be out of date."
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. [cite web|url=http://www.votesmart.org/resource_govt101_02.php|title=Government 101|author=Project Vote Smart] Govtrack links from this column provide updated status, summaries, and full text of the bills.
Political positions of Barack Obama
Barack Obama presidential campaign, 2008
* [http://thomas.loc.gov/ legislative information] from
THOMASat the Library of Congress
* [http://www.govtrack.us/congress/person.xpd?id=400629&tab=bills Barack Obama Bill Sponsorship] 2007-2008 (the 110th Congress) from "Govtrack.us"
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