Hillary Accomplishments

These have a tendency to get lost, so I like to copy them into a place they can be permanent. Thanks to AddictingInfo.org for putting this together. I'm pretty sure I could come up with more than this but, it's a start.

Even though her major initiative, the Clinton healthcare plan, failed (due to Republican obstruction), you cannot deny that it laid ground for what we have today , the Affordable Healthcare Act, something Clinton supports and would continue. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/09/04/bill-clinton-obamacare_n_3868861.html]

She played a leading role in the development of State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides the much-needed state support for children whose parents cannot afford nor provide them with adequate healthcare coverage. [http://www.cbsnews.com/news/hillary-clinton-bill-frist-reauthorize-childrens-health-insurance-program/]

She was also instrumental in the creation of the Adoption and Safe Families Act and the Foster Care Independence Act. [http://www.nytimes.com/2000/10/29/nyregion/campaigns-soft-pedal-on-children-and-the-poor.html]

Successfully fought to increase research funding for prostate cancer and asthma at the National Institute of Health (NIH). [http://www.firstladies.org/biographies/firstladies.aspx?biography=43]

She spearheaded investigations into mental illness plaguing veterans of the Gulf War; we now have a term for it  'Gulf War Syndrome'. [http://www.nytimes.com/1995/08/15/us/hillary-clinton-urges-attention-to-gulf-war-ailments.html]

At the Department of Justice, she helped create the office on Violence Against Women . [http://www.justice.gov/ovw/about-office]

She was instrumental in securing over $21 billion in funding for the World Trade Center redevelopment. [http://web.archive.org/web/20070209124010/http://www.comptroller.nyc.gov/press/speeches/association_for_better_ny.shtm]

Took a leading role in the investigation of health consequences of first responders and drafted the first bill to compensate and offer the health services our first responders deserve (Clinton’s successor in the Senate, Kirsten Gillibrand, the bill). [http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/20/nyregion/20hillary.html, http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/23/nyregion/23gillibrand.html]

Was instrumental in working out a bi-partisan compromise to address civil liberty abuses for the renewal of the U.S. Patriot Act. [http://web.archive.org/web/20060627112300/http://www.senate.gov/~clinton/news/statements/details.cfm?id=249895]

Proposed a revival of the New Deal-era Home Owners’ Loan Corporation to help homeowners refinance their mortgages in the wake of the 2008 financial disaster. [http://www.wsj.com/articles/SB122230767702474045]

Was a major proponent of sensible diplomacy which brokered human rights with Burma. [http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/12/02/hillary-clinton-aung-san-suu-kyi-myanmar_n_1124853.html]

Oversaw free trade agreements with our allies such as Panama, Colombia, and South Korea . [http://iipdigital.usembassy.gov/st/english/texttrans/2011/10/20111004103703su0.804176.html#axzz3X9yGaLHC]

Was the most traveled Secretary of State to date. [http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/OTUS/hillary-clinton-traveled-secretary-state/story?id=18347258]

The Clinton Foundation, founded by her and her husband, has improved the living conditions for nearly 400 million people in over 180 countries through its Initiative program. [https://www.clintonfoundation.org/clinton-global-initiative]