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Bruce Reed Collections

Bruce Reed worked in the Domestic Policy Council of the Clinton Administration from 1993-2001 and served as the Director of the Domestic Policy Council from 1997-2001. During his service, he worked on many different domestic issues, including: federal government fiscal year budgets, child care and child support, crime, Earned Income Tax Credit, education, empowerment zones, health care, organ donations, immigration, lobbying reform, National Performance Review, political reform, race relations, taxes, urban policy, AIDS, needle exchange program, adoption, National Service, administration accomplishments, and welfare reform.

Collections within Bruce Reed:

Crime Series

Education Series

Subject File Series

Welfare Reform Series

Note: files from the Subject File Series, and Welfare Reform Series were written by or sent to Elena Kagan. These files were digitized for Kagan’s Supreme Court nomination hearing.


Collection Descriptions:

Crime Series

The Crime Collection includes material pertaining to the Omnibus Crime Act of 1994, costs and financing of the 1994 Act, Congressional conference drafts of the 1994 Act, and results of the 1994 Act; the 100,000 COPS program; various gun issues and topics; negotiations with the gun industry and settlement in 2000 with Smith & Wesson; the Brady Bill; the Racial Justice Act; the 1999 Gun Show Bill; victims’ rights; school violence; and habeas reform.

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Education Series

The Education Series include material pertaining to national standards and testing; the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) and the 1999 efforts to reauthorize the Act; 100,000 teachers and class size; charter schools and vouchers; education events and forums; social promotion; Goals 2000; HOPE Scholarships; Pell Grants; the Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 (Ed-flex); education funding and budgets; and various school and teacher issues. The files contain correspondence, reports and articles, memos, polls, handwritten notes, hard copies of emails, schedules, printed material, and memos to the President.

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Subject File Series

The Subject File Series covers the years 1993-2001, and includes records regarding budgets, child care and child support, Earned Income Tax Credit, empowerment zones, health care, organ donations, immigration, lobbying reform, National Performance Review, political reform, race relations, taxes, urban policy, AIDS, needle exchange program, adoption, National Service, and administration accomplishments. The files contain incoming correspondence, reports and articles, memos, handwritten notes, schedules, publications, talking points, testimony, briefing books, schedules, news clippings, and speeches by the President and his staff.

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Welfare Reform Series

The Welfare Reform Collection includes material pertaining to legislative strategy, analysis of state plans, child support, speeches, rollout of the Working Group's proposal, and various drafts of welfare reform bills authored by the Working Group, Congress, and public/private organizations. President Clinton established an interagency group, the White House Working Group on Welfare Reform, Family Support, and Independence (1993-1994), in order to carry out his campaign promise “to end welfare as we know it.”  The Working Group was co-chaired by Bruce Reed.

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