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Clinton

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. The Senator is well educated from Wellesley College and Yale Law School. Senator Clinton is married to former President William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton (Clinton.senate.gov). Senator Clinton had become an accomplished attorney and became widely known in Democratic policymaking as a successful children’s advocate (“Hillary Rodham Clinton: Biography”).

            The people on November 7, 2000 elected Hillary Rodham Clinton to the United States Senate of New York. This was after years of public service on the behalf of children and families (Clinton.senate.gov). Clinton is the first woman to become voted independently statewide in New York State. She works with communities throughout the state to strengthen the economy and expand opportunity (Clinton.senate.gov). Hillary Rodham Clinton knows that intelligent national economic policies are vital to protect America’s future, and is why she supports a return to fiscal responsibility (Clinton.senate.gov).

            Clinton serves on the Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee, as well as, the Environment and Public Works Committee among many others. The Senator chairs the Senate Democratic Steering and Outreach Committee, which is responsible for communicating with key concerns before Congress (Clinton.senate.gov).

            Subsequently, after the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001, Senator Clinton worked to secure adequate founds needed to rebuild New York. Furthermore, she fought for compensation to the victims and families of 9/11 and health care for

ground zero workers, also (Clinton.senate.gov). She strives for resources required for New York’s growth and to improve homeland security to hinder further attacks.

            Senator Clinton was asked by the Department of Defense to serve as the Senate member of the Transformation Advisory Group to the Joint Forces Command, in 2004. She has visited troops both at home and overseas: Iraq and Afghanistan (Clinton.senate.gov).

Currently, in the Senate, Clinton has continued her work for children and families by leading efforts to ensure the safety of prescription drugs for children and for legislation now included in the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (Clinton.senate.gov). This act helps strengthen the Children’s Health Insurance Program that increases coverage for children in low-income families (Clinton.senate.gov). She also helps schools address various environmental hazards (Clinton.senate.gov).

            Senator Clinton has authored legislation, which has been enacted to improve recruitment and retention of nurse, to lower the cost of prescription drug, as well as improve their quality, and protect America’s food supply from bio-terrorism (Clinton.senate.gov).

            Legislation to increase America’s commitment against Global HIV/AIDS is sponsored by the Senator, and now leading the struggle for expanded use of information technology in the health care system that will lower administrative cost and reduce medical errors (Clinton.senate.gov).

Hillary sponsored legislation enacted, in 2004, to extend tax credits to communities in regions designed as Renewal Communities. Her thoughts are clear about the importance of protecting constitutional rights and respecting Supreme Court decisions, such as Roe v. Wade (Clinton.senate.gov). With her sturdy support for Roe, Senator Clinton is currently working to reduce the number of abortions and unwanted pregnancies (Clinton.senate.gov).

The Count Every Vote Act of 2005 was introduced by the Senator making sure that every American has the right to vote in a fair, accessible and credible elections, and that every single vote is counted (Clinton.senate.gov).

Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton was born on October 26, 1947 in Chicago, Illinois. The Senator is well educated from Wellesley College and Yale Law School. Senator Clinton is married to former President William (Bill) Jefferson Clinton (Clinton.senate.gov). Senator Clinton had become an accomplished attorney and became widely known in Democratic policymaking as a successful children’s advocate (“Hillary Rodham Clinton: Biography”).

            Senator Clinton has expressed an interest in the United States Presidential race in 2008 (“Maybe, says Hillary Clinton to 2008 presidency”). Senator Clinton has established a national image that makes her possible for candidacy in 2008. For instance, Washington Monthly ran two side-by side articles: one thinking she could win, another thinking she could not (“Hillary in 2008”). In 2006, WNBC/Marist Poll stated that forty-three percent of Democrats preferred the Senator in the 2008 presidential race (“White House 2008: Democratic Nomination”).

In July 2006, according to a Gallup poll, Senator Clinton is seen as the strongest Democratic presidential hopeful for defeating a Republican contender. The top four Democratic contenders were: Clinton – thirty-five percent, John Edwards – twenty-four percent, Al Gore – seventeen percent, and John Kerry – thirteen percent. Clinton was picked as a better candidate than Former presidential hopeful John Kerry, in 2004, and Al Gore, in 2000 (“Hilary Perceived as Strongest Democratic Presidential Candidate”).  Moreover, a recent poll showed the Senator is competing well against apparent Republican frontrunner, Senator John McCain in a hypothetical match-up: forty-nine to forty-seven in McCain’s favor.

            Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton is a strong, highly educated and successful woman. Her voice and opinion is loudly heard. The Senator fights for and contributes to key concerns that plague the United States, such as Homeland Security and health care for low-income families. Her strong nature and intelligence make her a strong candidate for the upcoming presidential race.

                                                      References

Americanpresidency.org. First Lady: Biography. Cannon, Carl M. “Why not Hillary?” Washington Monthly, July/August 2005. China Daily. “Maybe, says Hillary Clinton to 2008 presidency.” 11 November 2003

Clinton.senate.gov. Hillary Rodham Clinton: Biography, 2006. Saad, Lydia. “Hillary Perceived as Strongest Democratic Presidential Contender.” The Gallup Organization, 2006. Sullivan, Amy. “Hillary in 2008?” Washington Monthly, July/August 2005.

 



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