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Headed by President of the United States Josiah Bartlet, the Bartlet Administration was the executive branch of the United States from 1999 to 2007.

The administration faced political opposition in the form of a Republican congress for its entire duration, despite a landslide re-election to the White House in 2002. There was a shaky start with a number of unspecified PR "disasters" and policy failures during the first year in office. However, after adopting the new strategy "Let Bartlet be Bartlet" (so dubbed by Leo McGarry) public opinion swung towards the favourable. A number of scandals afflicted the Bartlet Presidency, including the revelation that the President himself suffered from Relapsing Remitting MS, the drug addiction and Alcoholism of White House Chief of Staff, Leo McGarry, the extramarital affairs of Vice President John Hoynes, Deputy Comunications Director, Sam Seabourne's association with a call-girl and the leaking of classified information by Toby Ziegler.

In foreign policy the administration faced two major threats to world peace the first between India and Pakistan in 2000 and the second between Russia and China over Kazakhstani oil during the last days of Bartlet's Presidency. Attempts were made to end first the AIDS problem and later the genocide in Equatorial Qundu. The President managed to negotiate a peace between Isreal and Palestine in 2005 which required a US peacekeeping force. However the deal was made precarious by the assassination of Chairman Farad in 2006. The President decided to fly out himself to attend the funeral in an effort to shore up the peace.

Social spending, and military excursions in Equatorial Qundu and the Levant combined with an economic downturn midway through the administration meant the debt ceiling had to be raised in 2006.

First Term (1999-2003)

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Second Term (2003-2007)

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Legislation and Programs

Major legislation signed

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Major legislation vetoed

Proposals not passed by Congress

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Initiatives

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Cabinet officials

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Supreme Court appointments

Bartlet appointed the following Justices to the Supreme Court:

Other appointments

Office Name Term
Federal Reserve Chairman Bernard Dahl 1999–2000
Ronald Ehrlich 2000–
Federal Election Commission John Branford Bacon 2000–
Patricia Calhoun 2000–
Surgeon General Millicent Griffith (Mary Kay Place) 1999–

White House Senior Staff

Senior Advisors and Assistants to the President:

The Economy

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Foreign policy

Main article: Foreign policy of the Bartlet Administration

References

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