Missions Accomplished? Lowlights of the Bush Administration

Missions Accomplished? Lowlights of the Bush Administration

Jan. 20-On the day of George W. Bush’s inauguration, Chief of Staff Andrew Card issues a sixty-day moratorium halting all new health, safety, and environmental regulations issued in the final days of the Clinton administration.
Jan. 23-On the twenty-eighth anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision, Bush reinstates the “global gag rule” barring U.S. funding for abortion counseling abroad.

Feb. 5-Bush suspends Clinton’s “roadless rule” protecting nearly sixty million acres of forests from logging and road-building.
Feb. 17-Bush signs four anti-union executive orders, including measures to prohibit “project labor agreements” at federal construction sites and to remove job protections for union employees whose companies lose federal contracts.
Feb. 26-Senate Republicans introduce a bill to open up the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil exploration.

MARCH 2001
March 7-At the urging of President B...

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