What Has Hillary Clinton Done?

Updated: 8/2022

I was not a Hillary Clinton supporter. (Enough with the Bushes and Clintons already!) That said, I saw a FB post listing a bunch of her accomplishments and milestones and decided to do a little research to see what was true, and what was a lie. Assuming something must be wrong, I searched for independent sources (many published long before the heat of the presidential campaign). This is what I found. All credit to the original author(?). I added some, deleted some, edited some, and researched and inserted all the links you see.

Hillary Rodham Clinton

From what I could see while doing this research, I could likely double the length of this list. Instead of spending more time on that, I decided to see what legislation HRC had CO-SPONSORED, looking only at bills that ultimately made it into law (omitting ceremonial bills like naming post offices and awarding medals):

  • Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (S.181)
  • Methamphetamine Production Prevention Act of 2008 (S.1276)
  • Prioritizing Resources and Organization for Intellectual Property Act of 2008 (S.3325)
  • PROTECT Our Children Act of 2008 (S.1738)
  • KIDS Act of 2008 (S.431)
  • Veterans’ Mental Health and Other Care Improvements Act of 2008 (S.2162)
  • Broadband Data Improvement Act (S.1492)
  • Poison Center Support, Enhancement, and Awareness Act of 2008 (S.2932)
  • United States Fire Administration Reauthorization Act of 2008 (S.2606)
  • ALS Registry Act (S.1382)
  • Appalachian Regional Development Act Amendments of 2008 (S.496)
  • Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007 (S.1760)
  • ADA Amendments Act of 2008 (S.3406)
  • Authorize the Administrator of the EPA to accept, as part of a settlement, diesel emission reduction
  • Supplemental Environmental Projects, and for other purposes. (S.2146)
  • Grant a Federal charter to Korean War Veterans Association, Incorporated. (S.1692)
  • Technical corrections to section 1244 of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008 (S.2829)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Act of 2008 (S.793)
  • Newborn Screening Saves Lives Act of 2007 (S.1858)
  • Amend title 39, U.S. Code, to extend authority of the U.S. Postal Service to issue a semipostal to raise funds for breast cancer research. (S.597)
  • Procedural Fairness for September 11 Victims Act of 2007 (S.2106)
  • Preserving United States Attorney Independence Act of 2007 (S.214)
  • Call Home Act of 2006 (S.2653)
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo Relief, Security, and Democracy Promotion Act of 2006 (S.2125)
  • PREEMIE Act (reauthorizes CDC research programs on preterm births (S.707)
  • Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act of 2006 (S.2370)
  • Iraq Reconstruction Accountability Act of 2006 (S.4046)
  • Stolen Valor Act of 2005 (S.1998)
  • Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (S.3678)
  • Combating Autism Act of 2006 (S.843)
  • Military Personnel Financial Services Protection Act (S.418)
  • Federal Funding Accountability and Transparency Act of 2006 (S.2590)
  • Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006 (S.250)
  • Amend the USA PATRIOT ACT to extend the sunset of certain provisions of that Act and the lone wolf provision of the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 to July 1, 2006. (S.2167)
  • Terrorism Risk Insurance Extension Act of 2005 (S.467)
  • Extend the special postage stamp for breast cancer research for 2 years. (S.37)
  • Amend the Controlled Substances Act to lift the patient limitation on prescribing drug addiction treatments by medical practitioners in group practices, and for other purposes. (S.45)
  • Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004 (S.2845)
  • Global Anti-Semitism Review Act of 2004 (S.2292)
  • Hometown Heroes Survivors Benefits Act of 2003 (S.459)
  • Pediatric Research Equity Act of 2003 (S.650)
  • 21st Century Nanotechnology Research and Development Act (S.189)
  • Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act (S.1015)
  • Strengthen AmeriCorps Program Act (S.1276)
  • 5-month extension of the Temporary Extended Unemployment Compensation Act of 2002 and for a transition period for individuals receiving compensation… (S.23)
  • FHA Downpayment Simplification Act of 2002 (S.2239)
  • Benign Brain Tumor Cancer Registries Amendment Act (S.2558)
  • Persian Gulf War POW/MIA Accountability Act of 2002 (S.1339)
  • Niagara Falls National Heritage Area Study Act (S.1227)
  • Mychal Judge Police and Fire Chaplains Public Safety Officers’ Benefit Act of 2002 (S.2431)
  • Hematological Cancer Research Investment and Education Act of 2002 (S.1094)
  • Native American Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Technical Amendment Act of 2001 (S.1741)
  • Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act of 2001 (S.494)
  • Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001 (S.1573)
  • Aviation and Transportation Security Act (S.1447)

If you want to browse all of this legislation and more, you can find it in the Congress.gov database here. (https://www.congress.gov/member/hillary-clinton/C001041?q={“congress”:”all”,”bill-status”:”law”,”sponsorship”:”cosponsored”})

That’s all for now. I’m just putting this out there for anyone wondering what Hillary Clinton has ever done.