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What Obama's done so far

Associated Press / April 26, 2009
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Jan. 20: Is inaugurated as 44th president of the United States.

Jan. 22: Orders closure of Guantanamo Bay terrorist prison, declares end to torture.

Jan. 29: Signs first bill into law making it easier for workers to sue for pay discrimination.

Feb. 9: Holds first prime-time news conference, calling on Congress to enact his economic stimulus plan.

Feb. 17: Signs into law $787 billion economic stimulus package of tax cuts and new spending.

Feb. 19: Makes first visit to a foreign country, meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa.

Feb. 23: Holds fiscal responsibility summit at the White House.

Feb. 24: Addresses a joint session of Congress for the first time, focusing on economic issues.

Feb. 26: Unveils $3.6 trillion federal budget for 2010.

Feb. 27: Announces withdrawal of all US combat forces from Iraq by August 2010.

March 5: Hosts daylong White House summit on healthcare.

March 9: Reverses President Bush's ban on federally funded embryonic stem cell research.

March 11: Signs a $410 billion spending bill to keep government running through September.

March 16: Declares he will stop insurer American International Group Inc. from paying out millions in executive bonuses.

March 27: Announces new strategy for Afghanistan and Pakistan.

March 30: Asserts unprecedented government control over the auto industry.

March 31: Travels to London, first stop on an eight-day, six country tour of Europe and the Middle East.

April 2: Attends the Group of 20 economic summit in London.

April 5: Launches effort to rid the world of nuclear weapons in speech in Prague.

April 10: Says the economy is showing "glimmers of hope" after meeting with top economic officials.

April 12: Authorizes Navy rescue of Vermont sea captain taken hostage by Somali pirates.

April 13: Announces that Cuban-Americans will be permitted to make unlimited transfers of money and visits to relatives in Cuba.

April 16: Meets with Mexican President Felipe Calderon on his first trip to Mexico and Latin America, agrees to cooperate on combating drug violence along the US-Mexican border.

April 17: Releases memos from Bush administration authorizing harsh interrogations.

April 20: Holds first formal Cabinet meeting of his administration, ordering department heads to slice spending by $100 million.

April 23: Tells congressional leaders he will not support creation of independent panel to investigate alleged torture.