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Bush, George W. (George Walker), 1946-

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View Resource Bush to Begin with Pro-life Executive Order

In one of his first official acts as President, George W. Bush announced yesterday his intentions to block funding of international organizations and clinics that offer abortion procedures or counseling. President Clinton had signed an executive order authorizing such funding three days after taking office in 1992. Bush's action will reinstate the ban on such funding that had been in place up to...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/2001/0123
View Resource White House to Unveil Energy Policy

This week, Vice-president Cheney will unveil the Bush administration's first energy policy. Statements by the President, Cheney, and the White House indicate it will emphasize increased domestic production and exploration as well as expanding refining, pipeline, and transmission capabilities. The plan will favor further funds for clean-burning coal and the development of nuclear power. It will...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/ss/2001/0515
View Resource Bush Administration Decides to Enact Medical Privacy Rules

Yesterday Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Tommy Thompson and the White House announced that the administration would enact a new federal rule that protects the privacy of medical information. Proposed in the waning days of the Clinton administration, the rule grants patients full access to their own medical records and requires health care providers to obtain permission before disclosing...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0413
View Resource The President's Agenda for Tax Relief

In early 2001, President Bush released a summary of his agenda for tax relief. He claims to offer a "bold and fair tax relief plan that will reduce the inequities of the current tax code and help ensure that America remains prosperous." Highlights of Bush's proposal include doubling the child care credit to $1,000 per child, reinstating the ten percent deduction for two-earner couples, thus...

https://www.treasury.gov/press-center/press-releases/Documen...
View Resource Reliable, Affordable, and Environmentally Sound Energy for America's Future

Released on May 17, 2001, this much-anticipated (and much-leaked) report lays out the Bush Administration's proposed national energy policy. The 163-page report contains over 100 recommendations, including the construction of over 1,300 new power plants, new oil and gas exploration and drilling (including in part of Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge), and the increased use of nuclear power....

https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/infocus/energy/
View Resource Senate Passes Education Bill

Yesterday the US Senate overwhelmingly passed the President's education overhaul bill, the first major reform of national education policy in 35 years. While the bill passed with a 91-8 vote, it contains elements that are sure to raise hackles on both sides fo the political divide. First, the Senate bill authorizes $33 billion in spending for the coming fiscal year. The House bill puts aside...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2001/0615
View Resource Whitehousekids.gov

A fantastic site for young readers and their mentors, White House Kids offers an appealing variety of information both interesting and practical. Geared toward elementary and middle-school age students, the site is sure to attract with its bright primary colors and kid-friendly images, especially the red carpet treatment offered the photogenic White House pets. Particularly endearing is the...

https://georgewbush-whitehouse.archives.gov/kids/
View Resource The Economic Report of the President

Once again, the United States Government Printing Office has released its annual electronic version of the Economic Report of the President (last mentioned in the February 12, 1999 Scout Report). This Web page contains the entire 2002 report as well as economic reports from previous years, dating back as far as 1995. Statistical tables in spreadsheet format are also accessible and can be...

http://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/economic_reports/2002.pdf
View Resource EPA Official Quits over White House Air Pollution Policies

Eric Schaeffer, the Director of Regulatory Enforcement at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), resigned recently, citing "frustration about the fate of [the EPA's] enforcement actions against power companies that have violated the Clean Air Act." An EPA employee for twelve years, Mr. Schaeffer accused the White House of being "determined to weaken the rules [the EPA] is trying to enforce."...

https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2002/0308
View Resource The New National Security Strategy and Preemption

Released in December 2002, Policy Brief #113 from the Brookings Institution addresses the policy implications of the preemption strategy first articulated by President George W. Bush in a speech from June 2002. As defined within President Bush's National Security Strategy, preemption is the anticipatory use of force in the face of an imminent attack. Perhaps more ominous is the expanded...

https://www.brookings.edu/research/the-new-national-security...
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