From Studies to the US Senator
After completing graduation from Columbia College, Barack Obama started working as an employee at Enterprise Worldwide Company, after which he worked at New York Public Interest Research Group, a non-partisan political group.
In 2004, Obama launched a marketing campaign for the US Senate. He appointed himself as a progressive and an opponent of Iraq Warfare.
Obama gained victory in November with about 70% of the vote and took oath as a US senator in January 2005.
As a senator, Obama served on 5 committees and chaired the European Affairs subcommittee.
He sponsored laws to increase Pell grants, gave assistance to the victims of Hurricane Katrina, enhanced the protection of shopper merchandise, and scaled back homelessness amongst veterans.