George W. Bush Presidential Papers
George W. Bush Administration Papers & Reports
17,803 pages of President George Bush and Bush Administration
Material released through Freedom of Information Act Request releases and public information releases. Composed of internal White House documents, Public financial disclosures of President Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, and other members of the Bush Cabinet, George Bush military service records, Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority documents, George Bush and Richard Cheney tax records, 2000 Presidential election dispute court documents and reports, Government Accountability Office reports, Executive Orders issued by President George Bush, transcripts of President George W. Bush public papers, and government reports on issues related to the Bush Administration.
George Walker Bush, the 43rd President of the United States was born on July 6, 1946, in New Haven, Connecticut. He received a bachelor's degree from Yale University in 1968. Bush joined the Texas Air National Guard in 1968. He received a Master of Business Administration from Harvard Business School in 1975. After working on his father's 1988 presidential campaign, he assembled a group of partners, that purchased the Texas Rangers baseball franchise in 1989. Bush served as managing general partner of the Texas Rangers until he was elected the 46th Governor of the State of Texas, on November 8, 1994. Bush served for six years as governor. George W. Bush was sworn into office on January 20, 2001
Material on the Disc include:
WHITE HOUSE ORIGINAL SOURCE MATERIAL
775 pages of original sources material dating from January 20, 2001 to June 22, 2004. Comprised of memorandums, notes, email, and letters.
Correspondents include: Donald Rumsfeld, John Ashcroft, Colin Powell, Andrew Card, Larry Lindsey, Christie Todd Whitman, Paul O'Neill, Alan Greenspan, Alberto R. Gonzales, and Condoleezza Rice. Subjects include: National Security Policy Issues, U.S. Policy in the Persian Gulf, Budget Issues, Tax Policy and Tax Cuts, Budget Surplus, California Energy Crisis, Climate Change Policy, Kyoto Protocol, Corporate Governance, Osama bin Laden, Social Security Reform, How to Handle Tim Russert When Appearing on NBC's "Meet the Press", Application of International Law to Terrorist Detainees, Geneva Conventions, Economic Impact of War with Iraq, Interrogation Methods, and Media Access to Military Operations in Afghanistan and Iraq
IRAQ WAR PRELUDE DOCUMENTS
A 442 page collection of documents highlighting the development of the American and British government's case for going to war against Iraq. Most documents are from the year 2002. They include documents from the Executive Office of the President United States State Department, Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, British Foreign and Commonwealth Office
and the British Prime Minister's Office.
GEORGE W. BUSH MILITARY RECORDS
575 pages of George Bush Military Records, exhibiting 225 variant document pages. Material is from a Freedom of Information Act request release from the year 2000, a Freedom of Information Act request release from 2004, and a document packet release from the White House in 2004.
910 pages of George Bush and George Bush Administration public financial disclosure reports.
Executive Branch Personnel Public Financial Disclosure Reports are required by the United States Office of Government Ethics, the supervising ethics office for the executive branch. The forms include space to provide information about: Earned and Other Non-Investment Income, Property Interests and Assets, Honoraria, Earned and Other Non-investment Income, Investment Income, Dividends, Rents and Royalties, Interest, Capital Gains, Investment Fund Income, Trust Income, Other Investment Income, Gifts, Reimbursements, Travel Expenses, and Outside Positions
Included are disclosures from, President George Bush, Vice President Richard Cheney, Secretary of State Colin Powell, Secretary of the Department of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Attorney General John Ashcroft, National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice, George Bush's Senior Advisor and Chief Political Strategist Karl Rove, Secretary of the Treasury Paul O'Neill, Chief of Staff Andrew Card Jr., Secretary of Energy Spencer Abraham, Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christine Whitman, Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton, and Secretary of Commere Donald Evans.
PRESIDENTIAL PUBLIC PAPERS
7,231 pages of transcripts of White House public papers, dating from January 20, 2001 to August 16, 2004. The statements, messages, and other Presidential material released by the White House, as transcribed by staff members of the National Archives and Records Administration. The material includes Presidential proclamations, speeches, press conferences, communications to Congress and Federal agencies, statements regarding bill signings and vetoes, appointments, nominations, reorganization plans, resignations, retirements, acts approved by the President, nominations submitted to the Senate, White House announcements, and press releases.
IRAQ COALITION PROVISIONAL AUTHORITY DOCUMENTS
1,131 pages of Iraq Coalition Provisional Authority regulations, orders, memoranda, and public notices.
Following the 2003 invasion of Iraq, the Office for Reconstruction and Humanitarian Assistance (ORHA) was established by the United States Government and acted as a caretaker administration in Iraq. The Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA), replaced the ORHA and existed until civilian rule resumed on June 28, 2004.
CPA Regulations are instruments that define the institutions and authorities of the Coalition Provisional Authority (CPA). CPA Orders are binding instructions or directives to the Iraqi people that create penal consequences or have a direct bearing on the way Iraqis are regulated, including changes to Iraqi law. CPA Memoranda expand on Orders or Regulations by creating or adjusting procedures applicable to an Order or Regulation. CPA Public Notices communicate the intentions of the Administrator to the public and may require adherence to security measures that have no penal consequence or reinforces aspects of existing law that the CPA intends to enforce.
586 pages of copies of Executive Orders issued from January 29, 2001 to July 29, 2004. Executive orders are official documents of legally binding orders through which the President of the United States manages the operations of the Federal Government, as the head of the Executive Branch.
76 pages of tax returns filled by President George W. Bush for tax years 2000 to 2003, and Vice President Richard Cheney, from 2001 to 2003.
GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE REPORTS
1,028 pages of Government Accountability Office reports dealing with subjects related to the Bush Administration. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is an independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO is often called the "congressional watchdog" because it investigates how the federal government spends taxpayer dollars.
Subjects include: Defense Budget, Allegations of Damage Caused by President Bill Clinton's White House Staff During the 2001 Presidential Transition, Department of Homeland Security Personnel System, The No Child Left Behind Act, Justice Department's Project to Interview Aliens After September 11, 2001 Attacks, Process Used to Develop Richard Cheney's Energy Task Force's National Energy Policy, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Disaster Assistance to New York City After Attacks of September 11th, Iraqi National Congress Support Foundation, Iraq's Transitional Law, Afghanistan Reconstruction, and Iraq Reconstruction.
2000 PRESIDENTIAL ELECTION DISPUTE DOCUMENTS
297 pages of reports on the 2000 Election from the Department of Justice's Commission on Civil Rights, The National Commission on Federal Election Reform, and the United States House of Representatives.
2,112 pages of court filings and transcripts from the U S Supreme Court, 11th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Florida Supreme Court, and the Leon County Circuit Court.
2,990 pages of reports from within and outside the Bush Administration including: The: 9-11 Commission Report, Department of The Army - The Inspector General Detainee Operations Inspections, Congressional Research Service Report For Congress: "Continuity of Government: Current Federal Arrangements and the Future", "The National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace" by The President's Critical Infrastructure Protection Board, headed by Special Advisor to the President, Richard Clarke, a Defense Contract Audit Agency audit of a Haliburton Iraq Reconstruction Services Contract, the Joint Inquiry into the Terrorist Attacks of September 11, 2001 by the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Report on the U.S. Intelligence Community's Prewar Intelligence Assessments on Iraq by the Select Committee on Intelligence United States Senate