From the Library of Congress:
During the first - 8 - eight years of his elected service in Illinois he sponsored over 820 bills. He introduced 233 regarding healthcare reform, 125 on poverty and public assistance, 112 crime fighting bills, 97 economic bills, 60 human rights and anti-discrimination bills, 21 ethics reform bills, 15 gun control, 6 veterans affairs .
His first year in the U.S. Senate, he authored 152 bills and co-sponsored another 427. These inculded:
**the Coburn-Obama Government Transparency Act of 2006 - passed into law
**The Lugar-Obama Nuclear Non-proliferation and Conventional Weapons Threat Reduction Act, - passed into law
**The Comprehensive Immigration Reform Act, passed the Senate,
**The 2007 Government Ethics Bill, - passed into law
**The Protection Against Excessive Executive Compensation Bill, currently in committee
Since entering the U.S. Senate, Senator Obama has written 890 bills and co-sponsored another 1096.
Not just rhetoric!