See Article History Lawrence v. Texas, legal case in which the U. Supreme Court ruled 6—3 on June 26,that a Texas state law criminalizing certain intimate sexual conduct between two consenting adults of the same sex was unconstitutional. The sodomy laws in a dozen other states were thereby invalidated.
The Economic Growth and Tax Relief Reconciliation Act of won the support of congressional Republicans and a minority of congressional Democrats, and Bush signed it into law in June The narrow Republican majority in the Senate necessitated the use of the reconciliationwhich in turn necessitated that the tax cuts would phase out in barring further legislative action.
After Republicans re-took control of the Senate during the mid-term elections, Bush proposed further tax cuts. That law also lowered the capital gains tax and taxes on dividends.
Collectively, the Bush tax cuts reduced federal individual tax rates to their lowest level since World War IIand government revenue as a share of gross domestic product declined from Bush prepares for the State of the Union Address.
Bush proposed the No Child Left Behind Actwhich required extensive testing to ensure that schools met uniform standards for skills such as reading and math. Bush hoped that testing would make schools more accountable for their performances and provide parents more information in choosing which schools to send their children.
Evangelical religious groups argued that the research was immoral as it destroyed human embryoswhile various advocacy groups touted the "miracle possibilities" of stem cell research. In AugustBush announced that he opposed stem cell research, and he banned federal funding for research on new stem cell lines.
However, Bush vetoed the second bill as well and Congress could not override the veto. After Congress passed a law creating the Department of Homeland SecurityRidge became the first director of the newly-creatly department.
The department was charged with overseeing immigration, border control, customs, and the newly-established Transportation Security Administration TSAwhich focused on airport security.
On October 26,Bush signed into law the Patriot Act. Bush also secretly authorized the National Security Agency to conduct warrantless surveillance of communications in and out of the US.
Climate change policy of the George W. In a speech on September 29,Bush pledged to commit two billion dollars to the funding of clean coal technology research.
In that same speech, he also promised to work with Congress, environmental groups, and the energy industry to reduce the emissions of sulfur dioxidenitrogen oxidemercuryand carbon dioxide into the environment within a "reasonable" period of time.
He would later reverse his position on that specific campaign pledge in March in a letter to Nebraska Senator Chuck Hagelstating that carbon dioxide was not considered a pollutant under the Clean Air Actand that restricting carbon dioxide emissions would cause energy prices to rapidly increase.
Bush administration announced that it would not implement the Kyoto Protocolan international treaty signed in in Kyoto, Japan that required nations to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions. The administration argued that ratifying the treaty would unduly restrict U.
The intensity of greenhouse gases specifically is the ratio of greenhouse gas emissions and economic output i. Bush stated that this plan would prevent the release of million metric tons of greenhouse gases, which is about the equivalent of removing 70 million cars from the road.
This target would achieve this goal by providing tax credits to businesses that use renewable energy sources.An archive of presidential campaign commercials from to the present, organized by year, type, and issue, with teacher resources and playlists by experts.
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