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"… a [House] Democratic Caucus that is

enjoying its greatest political and


legislative success since at least the
beginning of the Clinton administration
and arguably since its legislative heyday in
the mid-1960s."

- Politico, 11/8/09
“This Congress has been as active
and productive as any I can
remember. The number of major bills
passed and enacted into law, the serious,
sustained activities in areas of broad,
complex, and critical importance, all are
truly impressive.”

Norm Ornstein, Congressional Scholar,


American Enterprise Institute,
Roll Call, 5/26/09
ECONOMIC RECOVERY &
CREATING JOBS
 AMERICAN RECOVERY AND REINVESTMENT
ACT
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
 CASH FOR CLUNKERS
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
 WORKER, HOMEOWNERSHIP & BUSINESS
ASSISTANCE ACT
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
 STUDENT AID & FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY ACT
(PASSED BY HOUSE) largest investment in college
aid in history
AFFORDABLE QUALITY
HEALTH CARE
 AFFORDABLE HEALTH CARE FOR AMERICA
ACT
(PASSED BY HOUSE)
 HEALTH CARE FOR 11 MILLION CHILDREN
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
 FOOD SAFETY
(PASSED BY HOUSE) closing gaps in our food supply
chain
 FDA REGULATION OF TOBACCO
(SIGNED INTO LAW) #1 cause of preventable deaths
in U.S
CLEAN ENERGY JOBS &
CONSERVATION
 AMERICAN CLEAN ENERGY & SECURITY
ACT
(PASSED BY HOUSE)
 OMNIBUS PUBLIC LAND MANAGEMENT
ACT
(SIGNED INTO LAW) largest conservation
measure in
15 years
FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY
 BUDGET BLUEPRINT
(ACTION COMPLETED) for deficit reduction, tax
cuts,
and job creation through health care, clean
energy and education
 STATUTORY PAY-AS-YOU-GO
(PASSED BY HOUSE)
PROTECTING CONSUMERS &
TAXPAYERS
 WALL STREET REFORM & CONSUMER
PROTECTION ACT
(PASSED BY HOUSE) most sweeping reform of financial
regulations since the Great Depression
 CREDIT CARDHOLDERS’ BILL OF RIGHTS
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
 FRAUD ENFORCEMENT AND RECOVERY ACT
(SIGNED INTO LAW) new tools to go after scams & fraud
 DEFENSE PROCUREMENT REFORM
(SIGNED INTO LAW) cracking down on hundreds of
billions of dollars of Pentagon waste and cost overruns
 LILLY LEDBETTER FAIR PAY ACT
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
 STRENGTHENING OVERSIGHT OF TARP
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
NATIONAL SECURITY
TROOPS & VETERANS
 VETERANS HEALTH CARE BUDGET
REFORM &
TRANSPARENCY ACT
(SIGNED INTO LAW) a top priority of VSOs,
ensuring
timely and reliable funding, building on largest
increase in health funding in history
 3.4% PAY RAISE FOR TROOPS
(SIGNED INTO LAW)
ACTIONS BY CONGRESS
ARE HELPING THE
ECONOMY RECOVER
JOB LOSSES TAPERING OFF
150000

BUSH ADMINISTRATION OBAMA ADMINISTRATION


50000

-50000

-150000

-250000
JOBS LOST

-350000

-450000

-550000

-650000

-750000

SOURCE: BUREAU OF LABOR


STATISTICS, 12/4/09
ECONOMY HAS SWUNG TO GROWTH
GROSS DOMESTIC PRODUCT PERCENT CHANGE FROM PRECEDING
PERIOD

3.6 OBAMA
3.2 ADMINISTRATION
2.8
2.1
1.5
1.2

-0.7 -0.7

-2.7
11/24/09
ESTIMATE

-5.4
-6.4
2007 Q1 2007 Q2 2007 Q3 2007 Q4 2008 Q1 2008 Q2 2008 Q3 2008 Q4 2009 Q1 2009 Q2 2009 Q3
SOURCE: BUREAU
OF ECONOMIC ANALYSIS
AMERICAN INVESTMENTS REBOUNDING
15000

14000

13000
DOW JONES INDUSTRIAL AVERAGE

12000

11000

10000

9000

8000

7000
BUSH ADMINISTRATION OBAMA ADMINISTRATION
6000
THE RECORD
 The 111th Congress stabilized the economy
with the Recovery Act … and will keep
working to save and create jobs that can’t be
outsourced.
 We will work in a fiscally responsible way to
reduce deficits and build a new foundation for
our economy on 3 pillars:
 Affordable Health Care
 Clean Energy Jobs
 An Educated Workforce
If health care reform is passed, President
Obama “will deliver his first State of the
Union address having accomplished
more in his first year than any other
postwar American president …
preventing a depression, remaking America's
global image, and winning universal health
insurance.”

- Newsweek, 11/28/09