Legislation's long road

Monday, March 22, 2010

It took 14 months for President Obama to win passage of the health-care reform bill. How does that compare with the timelines of major social policy legislation under other presidents? Here's a look:

Number of months to win passage of bill after becoming president:

Barack Obama

14 months for health-care reform

(March 2010)

Lyndon Johnson

20 months for Medicare

(July 1965)

Franklin Roosevelt

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