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WHORM - Welfare (WE)

(20.0 linear feet; boxes 1-50)

A primary category containing information pertaining to improving the welfare, environmental, and physical fitness of all people. Areas covered by this category include developing community welfare services, assisting the physically handicapped, family planning, and developing and implementing national policies for improving welfare policy.

DESCRIPTION OF SECONDARY FILE CODES

WE Welfare - General (9.25 ft.; boxes 1-23)

A subject category containing general information on welfare including correspondence between President and Mrs. Bush and constituents, organizations, religious groups, and Congressmen and internal memoranda between the President and his advisors regarding liability protection for volunteers, nominations for the 1,000 Points of Light Initiative, the Barbara Bush Literacy Foundation, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and the National Community Service Act. This category also contains letters, reports, and telegrams to President and Mrs. Bush concerning international welfare, rural poverty, corporate giving, childrens' rights, drug and alcohol abuse, special education, and federal waivers of state welfare requirements.

WE001 Children (Welfare Services - Adoption - Abuse) (2.85 ft.; boxes 24-32)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, fact sheets, proposed testimony, speech drafts, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda primarily concerning the ABC Bill (Act for Better Child Care), the improvement of day care, the Child Care Development and Improvement Act, the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child, and Family Tax Credits. This category contains a lesser amount of information on infant mortality, child custody, catastrophic health care, missing children, children with disabilities, adoption, infant nutrition, international adoption, children and television, child support, youth employment, and Head Start. Of special note is correspondence between the White House and the Family Research Council, Heritage Foundation, and Eagle Forum concerning President Bush's agenda for children.

WE002 Correctional Institutions (.3 ft.; box 33)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, proposed testimony, reports, and memoranda concerning prison locations, the privatization of prisons, halfway houses, prison overcrowding, court orders and prisons, and first time offenders.

WE003 Family Planning (3.8 ft.; boxes 33-41)

Most of this secondary subject category is comprised of correspondence between the President and organizations, individuals, corporations, and Congressmen supporting and criticizing the President's right-to life position. This category also includes correspondence, enrolled bills, fact sheets, proposed testimony, reports, and memoranda concerning teen pregnancy, the judiciary and abortion, strengthening families, rape and incest, federal funding of abortions, RU486, parental notification for abortions, the Title X Pregnancy Counseling Act, the Family Unity and Employment Opportunity Immigration Act of 1990, the Wichita, Kansas abortion clinic siege, population control, and the Family Planning Amendments Act of 1992.

WE004 Fund Drives (.2 ft.; box 41)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence and memoranda concerning Barbara Bush Literacy Campaign contributions, fund drives and taxation, requests by organizations such as the March of Dimes for meetings with the President, and capital campaign fund drives.

WE004-01 United Community Campaigns (.36 ft.; boxes 41-42)

Most of this secondary subject category contains correspondence, fact sheets, reports, and memoranda concerning the Combined Federal Campaign (CFC). There is also information on Toys for Tots, the United Way / National Civic league fund raising, and local community improvement through fund raising.

WE005 Geriatrics (.53 ft.; boxes 42-43)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, fact sheets, proposed testimony, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda concerning nursing home reform, the Older Americans Act Reauthorization Amendments of 1991, senior citizen employment, senior citizen discounts, senior citizens surveys, the Administrations Report on Aging 1988, and health care for the elderly.

WE006 Physical Fitness (.1 ft.; box 44)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence and memoranda concerning handicapped physical education and the Presidential Certificate for Physical Fitness.

WE007 Social Security (.6 ft.; boxes 44-45)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence from constituents, Congressmen, and organizations; fact sheets, proposed testimony, speech drafts, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda concerning "notch babies" (people born between 1917 and 1921 who may receive lower than equitable Social Security Payments), earning limitations for Social Security recipients, the Social Security tax rate, Social Security and Gramm-Rudman, and requests for help with Social Security benefits.

WE008 Vocational Rehabilitation (.1 ft.; box 45)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda concerning the rehabilitation of criminals, Rehabilitation Act Amendments, and testing for certain types of disabilities.

WE009 Youth Programs (.7 ft.; boxes, boxes 46-47)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, fact sheets, proposed testimony, speech drafts, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda concerning the YES (Youth Engaged in Service) program, Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts, children and smoking, the Youth Conservation Corps, youth suicide, suggestions from citizens on how to solve youth problems, youth at risk, Kids Against Crime, after school programs for kids, disadvantaged children, and 1,000 Points of Light nominations.

WE010 Poverty Programs (.8 ft.; boxes 47-49)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, fact sheets, proposed testimony, speech drafts, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda concerning Head Start, food stamps, government anti-poverty programs, welfare reform, VISTA, the Low income Energy Assistance Program, the Low Income Opportunity Strategy, poverty prevention, and the Atlanta project.

WE011 Homeless (.4 ft.; boxes 49-50)

A secondary subject category containing correspondence, fact sheets, enrolled bills, reports, and memoranda on federal support for homeless programs, citizens suggested solutions to the homeless crisis, homelessness and mental illness, the First Comprehensive Plan to Address Growing Homelessness, affordable housing programs, the McKinney Homeless Assistance Act, migrant workers, Habitat for Humanity, and feeding the homeless.

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