|Full Name:||George W. Bush|
|Family:||Wife: Laura Welch Bush; 2 Children: Jenna, Barbara|
|Birth Place:||New Haven, CT|
|Home City:||Crawford, TX|
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|Date||Bill No.||Bill Title||Outcome||Vote|
|Dec. 28, 2007||HR 1585||National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2008||Vetoed - Executive
|Oct. 3, 2007||HR 976||State Children's Health Insurance Program (CHIP) Reauthorization||Vetoed - Executive
|Jan. 6, 2006||HR 1815||Defense Department FY2006 Authorization Bill||Signed - Executive
|April 20, 2005||S 256||Bankruptcy Reform Bill||Signed - Executive
|Sept. 30, 2003||HR 2658||Terrorism Information Awareness bill||Signed - Executive
|Dec. 2, 2002||HR 4546||National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2003||Signed - Executive
|Oct. 23, 2002||HR 5011||Military Construction Appropriations Act, Fiscal Year 2003||Signed - Executive
|Oct. 23, 2002||HR 5010||Department of Defense Appropriations, Fiscal Year 2003||Signed - Executive
|Dec. 28, 2001||S 1438||National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2002||Signed - Executive
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