Accomplishments in the Senate - 1993-2012

112th Congress (2007-2008) | 111th Congress (2009-2010)

110th Congress (2007-2008) | 109th Congress (2005-2006)

108th Congress (2003-2004) | 107th Congress (2001-2002)

106th Congress (1999-2000) | 105th Congress (1997-1998)

104th Congress (1995-1996) | 103rd Congress (1993-1994)

104th Congress (1995-1996)

Comprehensive Methamphetamine Control Act - Established new controls over the manufacture of methamphetamine and increased the criminal penalties for possession and distribution of this highly addictive narcotic that has reached epidemic proportions in California. (Original cosponsor - S.1700, signed into law 10-3-1996.)

Ryan White CARE Act Reauthorization/Omnibus Appropriations Bill -Increased Ryan White AIDS funding from $757 million in 1996 to $998 in 1997 and made funds available to more California cities. (Cosponsor - S.641, P.L. 104-146, 5-20-96)

Medicaid - 115 Waiver for Los Angeles County - With LA County's public health system on the verge of collapse, helped convince Department of Health and Human Services to provide $550 million in Medicaid funds. (Urged HHS to work with Los Angeles County)

Amber Hagerman Child Protection Act - Cracked down on those who commit sex offenses against children by establishing two strikes and you're out provision and by expanding federal jurisdiction to cover cases where the offender crosses state lines with intent to commit the offense. (Sponsor - S.1985, amended into Child Pornography Prevention Act and incorporated into Omnibus Appropriations Act, signed into law 9-30-96)

Burma Sanctions - Established U.S. sanctions policy toward Burma, requiring the President to ban new investment by U.S. firms in Burma if it is determined that the Government of Burma has physically harmed, rearrested or exiled human rights activist Aung San Suu Kyi or committed large-scale repression or violence against the Democratic opposition. (Original cosponsor with Senator William Cohen - Senate amendment 5019 to H.R.3540, folded into H.R.3610, P.L. 104-208, 9-30-96)