Congressman Fattah Celebrates Historic Accomplishments of the Obama Presidency

Dec 30, 2010, 10:00 ET from Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah

WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA.) declared today that President Obama has achieved "unparalleled success" with the historic scope and breadth of his legislative agenda that has no precedent among the 43 American Presidents who preceded him.

"While the ranks of the American Presidency include many impressive individuals of significant accomplishment, President Obama ranks at the top for the broad sweep of his historic legislative accomplishments and the unparalleled success he has achieved across a diverse agenda," said Congressman Fattah, re-elected to his ninth term from Philadelphia.

As Obama approaches the two-year anniversary of his inauguration, Fattah said no previous American President can claim the scope of accomplishments for shoring up the American dream and reshaping the aspirations of middle class and working families. He said the President's broad stimulus and recovery programs have created nearly one million private sector jobs in 2010 alone, and saved an additional two million-plus jobs in the effort to turn around the sagging national economy.

Fattah cited additional wide ranging achievements including healthcare reform, repeal of "Don't Ask Don't Tell," equal pay for women, far-reaching financial services reform, the swearing in of the third and fourth women justices in Supreme Court history, landmark food safety and nutrition legislation, middle class and small business tax cuts, ratification of the New START Treaty and the auto industry rescue.

SOURCE Office of Congressman Chaka Fattah