About Compilation of Presidential Documents

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 collection integrates material from the weekly publication dating from 1993, with Daily Compilation material as published from January 20, 2009 – forward.  The website will be 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:  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.


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