Domestic Policy



General
March 31, 2007—while speaking in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Obama said "It will be difficult to make progress on important domestic issues until the Iraq war has ended...
Obama Hosts White House Forum On Health Reform
Obama Hosts White House Forum On Health Reform
None of these things we are going to be able to do effectively until we bring this war in Iraq to a close."
Since the Bush administration controversy over the war and its effects on society have been hard on the Obama Administration because of the determination to revive the domestic status of the nation





Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is a domestic policy act enacted by Congress on January 29, 2009, just days after Obama’s inauguration. The seriousness of this act is obvious especially with the short time Obama took to get it not only to, but also, enacted by Congress
The Bill amends not only the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, but also the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which state that, the “180 day statute of limitations for filing an equal-pay lawsuit regarding pay discrimination resets with each new discriminatory paycheck.” Being a direct answer to the Ledbetter v. Goodyear & rubber Co. court case of 2007, the holding of the statute of limitations shows how controversial discriminatory acts were in society at the time.
The passing of this act increased Democrat-Republican tension in the Federal government as well as
Obama gives a speech on Domestic Policy in 2008
Obama gives a speech on Domestic Policy in 2008
congress because in 2007, Republicans defeated a similar bill, due mainly to Republican prudential candidate, John McCain’s opposition.





Stem Cell Research
In March of 2009, just months into Obama’s presidency, he reversed previous incumbent, George W. Bush’s limitations on the funding of Stem Cell Research. In an interview Obama claimed that "sound science and moral values...are not inconsistent”, beginning an era in increased scientific research











Sources
Domestic Policy in detail
Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Obama's POV

Additional Reading
White House Domestic Policies

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Iraq War
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