Democratic Accomplishments

 Healthcare:

Affordable Care Act (Barack Obama 2010)

 Veterans:

  • Increased 2010 Department of Veterans Affairs budget by 16 percent and 2011 budget by 10 percent.(Barack Obama)
  • Signed new GI bill offering $78 billion in tuition assistance over a decade.(Barack Obama)
  • Provided multiple tax credits to encourage businesses to hire veterans.(Barack Obama)

Environmental Protection

  • Clean Water Act (100th Congress, over President Reagan’s Veto)
  • Clean Air Act (John F. Kennedy)

 Foreign Affairs:

  • United Nations (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • League of Nations (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Atlantic Charter (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Marshall Plan (Harry Truman)
  • Monroe Doctrine (James Monroe)
  • Atmospheric Test Ban Treaty (John F. Kennedy)
  • NATO (Harry Truman)
  • Truman Doctrine (Harry Truman)
  • Peace Corps (John F. Kennedy)
  • Louisiana Purchase (Thomas Jefferson)
  • Camp David Accord (Jimmy Carter)
  • Ended the War in Iraq (December 18, 2011) (Barack Obama)
  • Death of Osama Bin Laden (Abbottabad, Pakistan May 2, 2011) (Barack Obama)
  • Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act (2010) (Toughest Sanctions ever imposed on Iran) (Barack Obama)

Labor:

  • Creation of a Cabinet Level Labor Department (Woodrow Wilson)
  • The 8 Hour Workday and Overtime (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • National Labor Relations Act (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Minimum Wage Law (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Unemployment Compensation Law (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Civilian Conservation Corp (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • The Full Employment Act for Labor (Harry Truman)
  • Family and Medical Leave Act (Bill Clinton)
  • Worker’s Compensation (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay (Barack Obama)

Civil and Political Rights:

  • Women’s Suffrage Amendment (Woodrow Wilson)
  • VISTA (John F. Kennedy)
  • Voting Rights Act of 1965 (Lyndon Johnson)
  • Civil Rights Act of 1964 (Lyndon Johnson)
  • National Voter Registration Act (Bill Clinton)
  • Americans with Disabilities Act (101st Congress)
  • Repealed “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” (Barack Obama)
  • Stopped Torture -Two days after taking office, nullified Bush-era rulings that had allowed detainees in U.S. custody to undergo certain “enhanced” interrogation techniques considered inhumane under the Geneva Conventions.(Barack Obama)

 The Economy:

  • Largest Deficit Cutting Plan in History (Bill Clinton)
  • Federal Reserve Bank Act (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Clayton Anti-Trust Act (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Securities & Exchange Act (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Barack Obama)
  • Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act (2010) (Barack Obama)
  • Saved the US Auto Industry $62 billion in federal money to Save GM and Chrysler and 1,000,000 jobs (Barack Obama)

 Education:

  • Smith-Hughes Vocational Education Act (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Fulbright-Hays Scholarship (Harry Truman)
  • Creation of the Education Department (Jimmy Carter)
  • National School Lunch Program (Harry Truman)
  • Guaranteed Student Loan Program (Lyndon Johnson)
  • Head Start (Lyndon Johnson)
  • Ameri-Corp (Bill Clinton)
  • GI Bill of Rights (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Student Loan Reform Act (Bill Clinton)
  • School-to-Work Opportunities Act (Bill Clinton)
  • Race to the Top (Barack Obama)

 Senior Citizens:

  • Social Security Administration (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Older Americans Act (Lyndon Johnson)Medicare (Lyndon Johnson)Medicaid (Lyndon Johnson)Consolidation of Older Americans Act (Jimmy Carter)Successful Defense of Social Security (Democratic Minority of the 109th Congress
  • Affordable Care Act- Stopped Older Americans from falling through Prescription Doughnut hole and extended the life of medicare. (Barack Obama)

Rural/Farm Issues

  • Farm Loan Bank Act (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Federal Crop Loan Act (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Rural Electrification Act (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Farmer’s Home Administration (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Soil Conservation Service (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Rural Telephone Act (Harry Truman)
  • Agricultural Adjustment Administration (Franklin D. Roosevelt)
  • Cooperative Extension Service (Woodrow Wilson)
  • Farm Loan Housing Act (Harry Truman)