By the end of his first two weeks in office, the president signed into law two major pieces of legislation — on pay discrimination and children’s health care.
By the end of his first month, he will, in all likelihood, have overseen enactment of a stimulus bill that will be about the size, with about the mix of new spending and tax cuts, that he originally proposed.
Remember, at this point in Bill Clinton’s presidency, he was still more than two months away from losing his effort to pass a stimulus measure. Its price tag? $16 billion.