Key points of Bush's speech
NEW YORK (CNN) -- In his acceptance speech Thursday night to the Republican National Convention, President Bush talked about what he said his administration had achieved and what he would do if re-elected. Here are the highlights.
Domestic recordNo Child Left Behind Act -- "America's schools are getting better."Medicare strengthened."Largest tax relief in a generation."Economy is growing and creating jobs.Home ownership "at an all-time high."Tripled funding for homeland security.Trained 500,000 first responders.Reforming and strengthening intelligence services.Transforming the military.
Economic agendaSimplify tax code.Make tax relief permanent.Reduce dependency on foreign energy sources.Restrain federal spending.Level playing field for American goods abroad.Expand trade.Create "opportunity zones" to attract businesses, boost housing and improve job training in depressed areas.
Education agendaDouble the number of people served by primary job training program.Increase funding for community colleges.Fund early intervention programs for students at risk.Require rigorous high school graduation exam.Expand Pell grants for low- and middle-income college students.
Health care agendaAllow small businesses access to group medical insurance rates.Create small-business tax credit for health savings accounts.Provide help to low-income people for such accounts.Increase number of community and rural health centers.Reform medical liability laws.Keep health decisions out of bureaucratic hands.Step up enrollment of eligible children in federal health insurance program.
Social agendaReform labor laws to offer comp time and flextime.7 million more affordable homes in next 10 years.Allow workers to invest portion of payroll taxes in personal retirement accounts.
Social policiesSupports welfare reform that requires work and strengthens family."We must make a place for the unborn child."Supports federal help to religious charities.Supports protection of marriage as union of man and woman.Will continue to appoint strict constructionists to federal bench.
Anti-terrorism strategyStaying on offensive by striking terrorists abroad.Working to advance liberty in Middle East."Confront threats to America before it is too late.""Wisest use of American strength is to advance freedom."
Anti-terrorism resultsPakistan and Saudi Arabia capturing terrorist leaders.Taliban defeated in Afghanistan and democracy taking hold.Iraq liberated and democratic outlook hopeful.Libya dismantling nuclear weapons programs.Three-quarters of key al Qaeda members and associates detained or killed.
Thanking the military"Because of you, the world is more just and will be more peaceful."
Thanking allies"America is grateful, and America will not forget."
Messages for future"We have reached a time for hope.""This young century will be liberty's century.""By promoting liberty abroad, we will build a safer world.""By encouraging liberty at home, we will build a more hopeful America."