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  1. Voluntary disclosure of White House visitors for the first time in US history

  1. Appointed first Latina to the US Supreme Court

  1. Promoted social responsibility through creation of serve.gov, a national database of volunteer opportunities

  1. Reversed 'global gag rule', allowing US aid to go to organizations regardless of whether they provide abortions

  1. Signed the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act, giving the FDA the authority to regulate the manufacturing, marketing, and sale of tobacco for the first time

  1. Signed New START Treaty - nuclear arms reduction pact with Russia

  1. Increased average fuel economy standards from 27.5mpg to 35.5mpg, starting in 2016

  1. Signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, restoring basic protections against pay discrimination for women and other workers

  1. Provided travel expenses to families of fallen soldiers to be on hand when the body arrives at Dover AFB

  1. Reversed the policy of barring media coverage during the return of fallen soldiers to Dover Air Force Base

  1. Launched recovery.gov to track spending from the Recovery Act, providing transparency and allowing the public to report fraud, waste, or abuse

  1. Provided the Department of Veterans Affairs with more than $1.4 billion to improve services to America's Veterans

  1. Signed the Children's Health Insurance Reauthorization Act, which provides health care to 11 million kids -- 4 million of whom were previously uninsured

  1. Issued executive order to repeal Bush era restrictions on federal funding for embryonic stem cell research

  1. Signed the Christopher and Dana Reeve Paralysis Act, the first piece of comprehensive legislation aimed at improving the lives of Americans living with paralysis

  1. Developed stimulus package, which includes approx. $18 billion for nondefense scientific research and development

  1. Signed the Weapons Systems Acquisition Reform Act to stop fraud and wasteful spending in the defense procurement and contracting system

  1. Ended Bush administration's CIA program of 'enhanced interrogation methods' by requiring that the Army field manual be used as the guide for terrorism interrogations

  1. Increased minority access to capital

  1. Established Credit Card Bill of Rights, preventing credit card companies from imposing arbitrary rate increases on customers

  1. Health Care Reform Bill, preventing insurance companies from denying insurance because of a pre-existing condition


  1. Tax cuts for up to 3.5 million small businesses to help pay for employee health care coverage have finished typing. It is important to have some spare 'empty' space at the bottom of your text

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