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Some important bills passed into law by Obama from the US senate:

1. Obama. S.2125
Title: A bill to promote relief, security, and democracy in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Sponsor: Sen Obama, Barack
S. 2125: http://thomas.loc.gov/...
S. 2125/Govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/...]

2. Lugar-Obama. S.2566
Title: A bill to provide for coordination of proliferation interdiction activities and conventional arms disarmament, and for other purposes.
S. 2566: http://thomas.loc.gov/...
S. 2566/Govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/...
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/...
Lugar Press Release: http://lugar.senate.gov/...

3. Coburn-Obama. S.2590
Title: A bill to require full disclosure of all entities and organizations receiving Federal funds.

S. 2590: http://www.congress.gov/...
S. 2590/Govtrack: http://www.govtrack.us/...
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/...
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/...
CBO: http://www.cbo.gov/...
Coburn Press Release: http://coburn.senate.gov/...
Welcome to USASpending.gov - Where Americans Can See Where Their Money Goes: http://www.usaspending.gov/

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Ethics reform work:

1. Obama helps us track $1,000,000,000,000 of federal spending
by barath
Sat Dec 15, 2007 at 02:41:58 AM PST
Diary http://www.dailykos.com/...

2. Obama will Reform Washington
by DemocraticLuntz
Fri Jul 27, 2007 at 04:06:16 PM PST
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/...

3. USAspending.gov and Obama's reform track record
by barath
Thu Dec 13, 2007 at 06:40:26 PM PS
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/...

4. Barack Obama will change the system
by Populista
Sat Dec 29, 2007 at 07:42:33 PM PST
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/...

5. Barack Obama will change the system part 2
by Populista
Sun Dec 30, 2007 at 07:12:31 PM PST
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/...

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Some important introduced bills (US Senate):

1. Obama, Lugar Introduce The American Fuels Act to Reduce U.S. Dependence on Foreign Oil. Friday, March 17, 2006
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/...

2. FEINGOLD, OBAMA PUSH FOR STRONGEST ETHICS AND LOBBYING REFORM BILL POSSIBLE
Architects of Ethics and Lobbying Reform Bill Urge Senate Leaders to Maintain Provisions That Will Lead to Real Change in Way Washington Works. June 21, 2007
Feingold Press Release: http://feingold.senate.gov/...
Feigold Press Release: http://feingold.senate.gov/...
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/...
Obama Press Release: http://obama.senate.gov/...

3. The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate

4. The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, (In committee)

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IL Senate work:

During the first (8) eight years of his elected service he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced:
233 regarding healthcare reform,
125 on poverty and public assistance,
112 crime fighting bills,
97 economic bills,
60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills,
21 ethics reform bills,
15 gun control,
6 veterans affairs and many others.
http://www.nytimes.com/...


http://img161.imageshack.us/...

Barack Obama's IL Senate record
by ChiGirl88
Sun May 06, 2007 at 03:04:59 AM PST
http://www.dailykos.com/...

Barack Obama and the Illinois Death Penalty
by Adam B
Mon Nov 12, 2007 at 12:53:54 PM PST

http://www.dailykos.com/...

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October 24, 2006
Barack Obama('s Record)
Obsidian Wings
http://obsidianwings.blogs.com/...

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Wiki pages:
1. State legislature work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/...

2. US Senate work:
http://en.wikipedia.org/...

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Some diaries:

Obama's Record in the Illinois Senate
by westcott [Subscribe]
Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 10:05:07 PM PST
http://www.dailykos.com/...

NOTICE TO OBAMA CAMPAIGN. ANSWER THE QUESTION.
by nolalily [Subscribe]
Tue Feb 19, 2008 at 08:18:15 PM PST
http://www.dailykos.com/...

Author's comments:
http://www.dailykos.com/...
http://www.mydd.com/...
http://www.dailykos.com/...
http://www.dailykos.com/...

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Ratings:

Obama@ Vote Smart
http://votesmart.org/...

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Obama @ On The Issues
http://www.issues2000.org/...

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Environmental record:
http://www.dailykos.com/...



10/08/07, LCV: Obama Energy Plan Is Major Step in the Right Direction
http://www.lcv.org/...

20% Reduction goal for CTL
http://my.barackobama.com/...

No to MTR:
http://www.appvoices.org/...

IL senate environmental record
http://www.grist.org/...
http://www.lcv.org/...

LCV Pres. profile:
Obama:
http://presidentialprofiles2008.org/...

HRC:
http://presidentialprofiles2008.org/...
McCain:
http://presidentialprofiles2008.org/...

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A look at the record of Obama's opponents:

1. Hillary Clinton, Empty Pantsuit: Her Track Record from the Senate, by poblano, Wed Nov 21, 2007
Diary: http://www.dailykos.com/...

Has only two bills under her name passed into law. Both are ceremonial:

S.1241 (108th Congress)
    Title: A bill to establish the Kate Mullany National Historic Site in the State of New York, and for other purposes.

S.3613 (109th Congress)
    Title: A bill to designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 2951 New York Highway 43 in Averill Park, New York, as the "Major George Quamo Post Office Building".

2. Hillary Clinton's war voting record and why her excuses are not valid:
http://www.dailykos.com/...

3. John McCain: More wars, less jobs:
http://www.dailykos.com/...

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Obama's Senate Page:
http://obama.senate.gov/

Voting Record:
http://obama.senate.gov/...

Committees:
http://obama.senate.gov/...

Issues:
http://obama.senate.gov/...

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Campaign website on Issues and Plans:
http://www.barackobama.com/...

Obama's Blueprint for Change (issues platform):
http://www.barackobama.com/...
(pdf file, 600KB in size)

Obama Action Center:
http://my.barackobama.com/...

Please sign-up to join the movement to better America and the planet:
http://action.barackobama.com/...

Update 1: If the diary is useful, may I suggest the reader to bookmark it for future reference? Also, I would appreciate any recommendations, if the diary is worthy. Thanks in advance!

Update 2: DfQ's diary: 260 Substantive Reasons to Vote For Barack Obama

Update 3: Updated diary from barath. Obama helps us track $17,550,300,000,000 of federal spending

Update 4: Please see this comment by hilzoy at myDD.com.

Update 5: See Grassroots Mom's diary comparing legislative work of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

Extended (Optional)

Originally posted to NeuvoLiberal on Wed Feb 20, 2008 at 09:02 AM PST.

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