Domestic accomplishments of President Bill Clinton:

  • Presided over the longest period of peacetime economic expansion in American history
  • Signed the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1993, cutting taxes for fifteen million low-income families
  • First President since Andrew Jackson to balance the budget
  • Passed welfare reform and the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), providing health coverage for millions of children
  • Signed the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) into law and implemented Don’t Ask Don’t Tell in the armed services. Despite these anti-gay policies
  • Clinton also doubled federal funding for HIV/AIDS research, prevention and treatment
  • Signed the 1993 Brady Bill imposing a five-day waiting period on handgun purchases
  • Championed comprehensive health reform and the creation of universal health care
  • Signed the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) creating a trilateral trade bloc between Mexico, Canada, and the US in 1994