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Rank President Obama's Enacted Policies

Interested in President Barack Obama's policies and political legacy? Check out this Obama policies list, a list of policies passed by Obama, with details and information about each item. No matter what side of the aisle he (or someday she?) is from, there is always a lot of debate about what politicians have done. Here is a list of what President Obama did in his first five (5) years in office. Vote up the policies mattered the most in your opinion, and vote down the policies you think were less important do did the least to help America.

What are President Obama's best policies? What are his worst policies? These initiatives were chosen because they have been the most talked about, and or are found to be most popular on the preliminary voting polls. The list is titled by what the bill did and the name of the bill can be found in the description. More information on some of these policies can be found here.


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    Lifted the 54-Year Old Trade Embargo on Cuba *Proposed* Further action is pending on congressional approval

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    + 1078
    - 1438

    Restricted Warrantless Wiretaps Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act

  3. 3
    + 1138
    - 1553

    Sought Verifiable Reductions In Nuclear Stockpiles New Start Treaty

  4. 4
    + 914
    - 1331

    Added Additional Security To The Borders Immigration Reform

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    + 884
    - 1342

    Created A Tax Credit For Workers Obama wanted a $500 credit but passed the bill at a slightly lesser $400 credit. Making Work Pay tax credit

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    + 1200
    - 1892

    Repealed Don't Ask Don't Tell Bill: S.4023

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    + 778
    - 1231

    More Disclosure, Waiting Period For Earmarks Transparency and Integrity in Earmarks Act

  8. 8
    + 827
    - 1372

    Strengthened Antitrust Enforcement Antitrust Initiative

  9. 9
    + 823
    - 1462

    Reformed Mandatory Minimum Sentences National Defense Authorization Act of 2010 Sec. 4713

  10. 10
    + 865
    - 1698

    Created New Financial Regulations American Financial Stability Act of 2010

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    + 966
    - 1937

    Ended Use Of Torture in Interrogations Executive Order 13491

  12. 12
    + 1063
    - 2374

    Sign A Universal Health Care Bill Health Care and Education Reconciliation Act of 2010 (H.R. 4872)

  13. 13
    + 95
    - 194

    My Brother's Keeper A $200 million, 4-year initiative to help black youth

  14. 14
    + 602
    - 1468

    Small Business Jobs Act of 2010 The tax cut compromise in this policy extends the rates only temporarily, and with the same limitations as before. HR 4583

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    + 91
    - 210

    Bailed Out the Auto Industry In 2009, he gave $62 billion in federal funds to save GM and Chrysler

  16. 16
    + 87
    - 219

    Obama's 2014 Executive Action on Immigration Offered temporary legal status to millions of illegal immigrants who've been in the country for 5+ years

  17. 17
    + 779
    - 2207

    The Stimulus Obama passed an $825 Billion Stimulus but failed to keep unemployment under 8% as promised.

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    + 610
    - 1816

    Created 225,000 "Green" Jobs But failed to reach the 5 million that the bill was created for. Green Jobs Bill

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    + 660
    - 2079

    Path To Citizenship For Undocumented Immigrants DREAM Act

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    + 489
    - 1589

    Trained And Equipped The Afghan Army Authorized approximately 4,000 additional trainers, who were expected to be in place in Afghanistan by the end of September, bringing the total authorized training force to about 6,500.

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    + 454
    - 1897

    Ordering Guantanamo To Be Shut Down Within The Year Guantanamo still remains open and operating. Executive Order 13492

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    + 334
    - 1657

    Signed National Defense Authorization Act There was controversy over this bill because it could or could not be used to indefinitely detain US citizens domestically, it is written to allow the detention of US citizens abroad as well as foreigners without trial.

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    + 287
    - 1514

    Suspend Select Deportations Stopped deportation proceedings against hundreds of thousands of illegal immigrants between the ages of 16-30 who had no criminal offenses and had been in the country more than 5 years. (Executive Order)

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