I keep hearing this question from right wingers: “What has Hillary accomplished?”
If people would take five minutes and do some research instead of maliciously implying that she hasn’t accomplished anything, they could save themselves the embarrassment of looking like an ass when someone like me informs them. Here’s what I was able to find in a quick google search and this is just the beginning… there’s much, much more.
Hillary Clinton is an extremely bright and talented woman. She graduated from Wellesley and Yale law School, with honors, and served twice as U.S. Senator from New York and Secretary of State of the U.S.
She has numerous accomplishments within these positions. These include:
* Secured $21 billion in funding for the World Trade Center site’s redevelopment.
* Took a leading role in investigating the health issues that 9/11 first responders were facing.
* Created an Office on Violence Against Women at the Department of Justice.
* Unveiled the Global Hunger and Food Security program.
* State Children’s Health Insurance Program, which provides state support for children whose parents cannot provide them with health coverage.
* Adoption and Safe Families Act and the Foster Care Independence Act.
* Investigate Gulf War Syndrome, illnesses that were affecting Veterans of the Gulf War
* She co-introduced legislation to increase the size of the regular Army by 80,000 soldiers to ease the strain (in Iraq)
supported retaining and improving health benefits for veterans.
* She introduced the Family Entertainment Protection Act.
* As our secretary of state, Clinton visited 112 countries, helping to repair a badly damaged U.S. reputation.
* Prevailed over Vice President Biden to send an additional 21,000 troops to Afghanistan
* Saved the signing of a Turkish-Armenian accord
* Assisted the president with major decisions as to the U.S. position with regard to the revolution in Egypt and the decision to use military force in Libya.
… And on and on and on. Please feel free to add to this list, if you know off hand of any other accomplishments that should be included!