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OBAMA, Barack, a Senator from Illinois; born in Honolulu, Hawaii, August 4, 1961; obtained early education in Jakarta, Indonesia, and Hawaii; continued education at Occidental College, Los Angeles, Calif., and Columbia University, New York City; studied law at Harvard University, where he became the first African American president of the Harvard Law Review, and received J.D. in 1992; lecturer on constitutional law, University of Chicago; member, Illinois State senate 1997-2004; elected as a Democrat to the U.S. Senate in 2004 for term beginning January 3, 2005.
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Bills Sponsored (71)
Bill name Last Action
S.906 A bill to prohibit the sale, distribution, transfer, and export of elemental mercury, and for oth… 10/14/2008 Signed by President.
S.CON.RES.96 A concurrent resolution commemorating Irena Sendler, a woman whose bravery saved the lives of tho… 09/23/2008 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
S.3506 A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to increase the credit for purchase of vehicles… 09/17/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance.
S.3358 A bill to provide for enhanced food-borne illness surveillance and food safety capacity.
07/29/2008 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.
S.RES.628 A resolution expressing support for the designation of Disability Pride Day and recognizing that … 07/25/2008 Referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. (text of measure as introduc…

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Bills Co-Sponsored (434)
Bill name Last Action
S.2136 A bill to address the treatment of primary mortgages in bankruptcy, and for other purposes.
11/19/2008 Committee on the Judiciary. Hearings held.
S.1276 A bill to facilitate the creation of methamphetamine precursor electronic logbook systems, and fo… 10/14/2008 Signed by President.
S.431 A bill to require convicted sex offenders to register online identifiers, and for other purposes…. 10/13/2008 Signed by President.
S.1738 A bill to require the Department of Justice to develop and implement a National Strategy Child Ex… 10/13/2008 Became Public Law No: 110-401.
S.1492 A bill to improve the quality of federal and state data regarding the availability and quality of… 10/10/2008 Signed by President.

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Jaded by the political corruption the state of Illinois is immersed in, one might be tempted to shrug off the Rezko trial today as simply another showpiece for U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald.

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