What Democrats Have Done For You

Democratic accomplishments in the 20th and 21st century are celebrated as we prepare to ignite the future by electing more Democrats. We have compiled this information so you can share with those who do not know the record.


DOMESTIC LEGISLATION
Head Start – Lyndon Johnson
Federal Emergency Management Administration – Jimmy Carter
Ameri-Corp – Bill Clinton
Family and Medical Leave Act – Bill Clinton
National Voter Registration Act – Bill Clinton
Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act- Bill Clinton
National Performance Review – Bill Clinton
Earned Income Tax Credit – Bill Clinton
Affordable Health Care for America Act – Barack Obama


HUMAN RIGHTS LEGISLATION
Women’s Suffrage Amendment – Woodrow Wilson
VISTA – John Kennedy
Voting Rights Act – Lyndon Johnson
Civil Rights Act – Lyndon Johnson
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009- Barack Obama


ELDERLY LEGISLATION
Social Security Administration – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Older Americans Act – Lyndon Johnson
Medicare – Lyndon Johnson
Medicaid – Lyndon Johnson
Consolidation of Older Americans Act – Jimmy Carter


VETERANS LEGISLATION
GI Bill of Rights – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Veterans Hospital Construction Act – Harry Truman
Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act- Barack Obama


LABOR LEGISLATION
Creation of the Labor Department in Cabinet –Woodrow Wilson
The Adamson Act for an 8 hour workday – Woodrow Wilson
Workers’ Compensation – Woodrow Wilson
National Labor Relations Act – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Minimum Wage Law – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Unemployment Compensation Law – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Civilian Conservation Corps – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Full Employment Act for Labor – Harry Truman


EDUCATION LEGISLATION
Smith-Hughes Vocation Education Act – Woodrow Wilson
Fulbright-Hughes Scholarships – Harry Truman
Creation of Education Department in Cabinet – Jimmy Carter


FINANCE AND BANKING LEGISLATION
Federal Reserve Bank Act – Woodrow Wilson
Farm Loan Bank Act – Woodrow Wilson
Clayton Anti-Trust Act – Woodrow Wilson
Securities and Exchange Act – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Federal Crop Loan Act – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Federal Loan Housing Act – Harry Truman
Wall Street Reform- Barack Obama


FOREIGN AFFAIRS LEGISLATION
United Nations – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Atlantic Charter – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Marshall Plan – Harry Truman
NATO – Harry Truman
Peace Corps – John Kennedy
Panama Canal Treaty Renegotiated – Jimmy Carter
Camp David Accord – Jimmy Carter
Nuclear Arms Reduction Pact with Russia- Barack Obama


ENERGY LEGISLATION
Tennessee Valley Authority – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Creation of the Energy Department in Cabinet – Jimmy Carter


FARM LEGISLATION
Farm Loan Bank Act – Woodrow Wilson
Federal Crop Loan Act – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Rural Electrification Administration – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Farmers Home Administration – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Soil Conservation Service – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Rural Telephone Act – Harry Truman
Agriculture Adjustment Administration – Franklin D. Roosevelt
Cooperative Extension Service

“The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.”
Franklin D. Roosevelt