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Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents

Online Availability: 1993 forward
Issued:  Daily

The Compilation of Presidential Documents collection is composed of the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents and its predecessor, the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents*. It is published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) under the authority of the Federal Register Act, (44 U.S.C. Ch. 15; 1 CFR part 10).

This FDsys collection integrates material from the weekly publication dating from 1993, with Daily Compilation material as published from January 20, 2009 - forward. The website is updated frequently, as information is released by the White House press office to Federal Register editors. Documents appearing in the Compilation of Presidential Documents collection are edited for accuracy and annotated with additional information to provide an authoritative record of the Presidency. It includes such material as:

  • Proclamations
  • Executive orders
  • Speeches
  • Press conferences
  • Communications to Congress and Federal agencies
  • Statements regarding bill signings and vetoes
  • Appointments, nominations
  • Reorganization plans
  • Resignations
  • Retirements
  • Acts approved by the President
  • Nominations submitted to the Senate
  • White House announcements
  • Press releases

Suggested Citation Form for the Daily Compilation: Daily Comp. Pres. Docs., 2009 DCPD No. 00001, p. 3.

The citation is to material published in the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents in the year 2009, in the first document, on page three.

The Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents first began in 1965 as a printed pamphlet. Weekly Compilation documents are available as ASCII text and Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF) files. From 1977 onward, all material appearing in the Weekly Compilation of Presidential Documents and the Daily Compilation of Presidential Documents is incorporated into the Public Papers of the Presidents of the United States.