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News Archive - December 2001
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News Archive - December 2001

News releases for December 2001

December 31, 2001
President Discusses Foreign Policy for Year Ahead
President Names Special Envoy for Afghanistan
 
December 29, 2001
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush and Army General Tommy Franks talk with the press in Crawford, Texas, December 28. White House photo by Susan Sterner. December 28, 2001
President, General Franks Discuss War Effort
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Executive Order: Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
President Signs Defense Authorization Act
President Signs Intelligence Authorization Act
President Signs National Museum of African American History Act
President Signs Bills into Law
Executive Orders on Succession in Federal Agencies
 
December 27, 2001
President Grants Permanent Trade Status to China
Normal Trade Relations Treatment Executive Order
Fact Sheet
 
December 26, 2001
President's Kwanzaa Message
 
December 25, 2001
Christmas Radio Message by the President to the Nation en Español
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President George W. Bush speaks during the 2002 Olympic Torch Relay Ceremony on the South Lawn Dec. 22. "Each torch bearer's story is a lesson in citizenship and courage and compassion," said the President announcing the two torch runners, Liz Howell and Eric Jones. Both runners were profoundly affected by the Sept. 11 attacks. White House photo by Paul Morse. December 22, 2001
Radio Address by the President to the Nation en Español
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President Welcomes Olympic Torch Runners to White House
 
President George W. Bush hosts a meeting in the Oval Office decorated with the new presidential rug on December 20, 2001. The rug, which is unique to the Bush administration, arrived earlier in the week and was unveiled to the media on Friday December 21, 2001. Members from the Office of Homeland Security and other White House staff attended the meeting. The participants included (clockwise from the bottom), President George W. Bush, Governor Tom Ridge, Dr. Condoleezza Rice, Admiral Steve Abbot, Karen Hughes, Dean McGrath, Karl Rove, Albert Hawkins, Mitch Daniels, Josh Bolton, and Andy Card. White House Photographer Paul Morse is at left. White House photo by Paul Morse. December 21, 2001
President Highlights Administration's First-Year Accomplishments
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Joint Statement by President Bush and Kazakhstan President
First-Ever International Wildlife Refuge Established
U.S.-Canadian-Mexican Joint Statement on Argentina
President Signs Zimbabwe Democracy and Economic Recovery Act
Council of Europe in Respect of the Group of States Against Corruption
President's Statement on Pakistan Extremist Groups
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations and Appointment
 
Visiting "Martha's Table" center for homeless adults and children, President George W. Bush talks with volunteer Connie Jeremiah December 20. The president helped pack sandwiches into carrying crates at the center which has been providing food to the hungry since 1980. White House photo by Eric Draper. December 20, 2001
President Commends House for Passing Economic Security Package en Español
President Blocks More Assets in Financial War On Terrorism
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President Thanks Americans for Helping Victims of Sept 11
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Prime Minister of Turkey to Visit Washington
Executive Order Establishing An Emergency Board
Presidential Christmas Message en Español
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations, Appointments
 
Accompanied by firemen and other distinguished guests, President George W. Bush speaks during a ceremony held to honor the gift of a new firetruck for the city of New York on the South Lawn Dec. 19. Donated by the state of Louisiana, the "Spirit of Louisiana," will replace one of the 35 firetrucks that were destroyed in the Sept. 11 attacks. Standing with the President is Ronald Goldman (left), Louisiana Governor Mike Foster (center), and Louisiana Representative Hunt Downer. White House photo by Tina Hager. December 19, 2001
President Thanks Congress for Economic Stimulus Agreement en Español
President Thanks Louisianans for Building Fire Truck for New York
Nominations
 
Earlier this year, President Bush met with students at B.W. Tinker School in Waterbury, Connecticut. On Tuesday, December 18, Congress passed the historic bipartisan education bill. The President said he looks forward to signing the bill early next year. White House photo by Paul Morse. December 18, 2001
President Commends Congress for Passage of Landmark Education Bill en Español
Prime Minister of Greece to Visit Washington
President Signs Transportation Appropriations Act
President's Letter on Cyprus Issue
 
President George W. Bush takes a small break to hear what Alexandria Hudome, 3, has to say as he reads a poem to Muslim children during Eid Al-Fitr at the White House December 17, 2001. "Eid is a time of joy, after a season of fasting and prayer and reflection," said President Bush. "Each year, the end of Ramadan means celebration and thanksgiving for millions of Americans." White House photo by Tina Hager. December 17, 2001
President Marks End of Ramadan at White House Ceremony
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Polish Prime Minister to Visit Washington
Statement by the Press Secretary
Presidential Memo on Jerusalem Embassy Act
 
December 15, 2001
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush signs the Drug-Free Communities Act to help individual communities fight drug abuse Dec. 14. "You're a part of America's armies of compassion, examples of service and citizenship," said the President in his remarks at a meeting of the Community Antidrug Coalitions of America. "You restore hope to lives, and safety to neighborhoods." White House photo by Eric Draper. December 14, 2001
President Empowers Communities in Fight Against Illegal Drug Abuse
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Prime Minister of Thailand Reiterates Full Support to U.S.
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President Empowers Communities in the Fight Against Illegal Drug Abuse
Presidential Memo on Marine War Risk Insurance Coverage
Afghanistan Combat Zone Executive Order
Nominations
 
"Today, I have given formal notice to Russia, in accordance with the treaty, that the United States of America is withdrawing from this almost 30 year old treaty," said President George W. Bush announcing the withdrawal from the 1972 Anti Ballistic Missile treaty in the Rose Garden Dec. 13. Standing with the President are the Chairman of the Joint Chief of Staffs Richard B. Myers (far left), Secretary of State Colin Powell (left), and National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice. White House photo by Eric Draper. December 13, 2001
President Discusses National Missile Defense
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President Welcomes Arizona Diamondbacks to White House
President's Remarks at Special Olympics Holiday Reception
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Memo for Attorney General on Executive Branch Documents
President's Message for Eid al-Fitr
Wright Brothers Day, 2001
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations
 
Surrounded by children, President George W. Bush signs the Afghan Women and Children Relief Act of 2001 at The National Women's Museum in the Arts Dec. 12, 2001. "The overwhelming support for this legislation sends a clear message: As we drive out the Taliban and the terrorists, we are determined to lift up the people of Afghanistan," said the President in his remarks. White House photo by Tina Hager. December 12, 2001
President Signs Afghan Women and Children Relief Act
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President Meets with Economic Team
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President Commends Tauzin, Dingell for Bioterrorism Bill
President Thanks Armey for Public Service
Action Plan for Creating a Secure and Smart Border
President Commends House for Election Reform Bill
Nominations and PCAST Appointments
President Signs McClure Federal Building Bill
President Honors Nation's Leading Science Mentors
 
President George W. Bush led a worldwide initiative with the playing of the national anthem on December 11 at a White House event in the East Room at 8:46 a.m. (EST). The event marked the first ever live web cast on the White House web site. White House photo by Paul Morse. December 11, 2001
President: The World Will Always Remember September 11 en Español
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President Speaks on War Effort to Citadel Cadets
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President Pleased With Education Agreement
President to Welcome Kazakhstan President to White House
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations and Appointment
 
"Tonight, for the first time in American history, the Hanukkah menorah will be lit at the White House residence," said President George W. Bush at the ceremony in which 8-year-old Talia Lefkowitz helps lit the menorah Dec. 10. White House photo by Eric Draper. December 10, 2001
President's Remarks at White House Lighting of Menorah en Español
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Countries Across the World to Mark Sept 11 Attacks Tuesday
Nomination
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
December 9, 2001
President Proclaims Human Rights Day & Bill of Rights Week
 
"There have been bake sales and there have been lemonade stands; and there are empty piggy banks and there have been all kinds of drives to raise money for the Afghan children," said President George W. Bush at the Church of the Brethren Warehouse New Windsor, Maryland Dec. 8. Children from across the country donated their efforts and dollars to buy clothing, toys, school and other supplies. White House photo by Paul Morse. December 8, 2001
President's Radio Address en Español
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President Sends Off Relief Supplies for Afghan Children
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White House photo by Paul Morse. December 7, 2001
President: We're Fighting to Win - And Win We Will
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President's Hanukkah Message
President Urges Senate to Pass Economic Security Package
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
President Signs Appropriations Measure
Jordan Trade Announcement
President Orders Federal Disaster Aid for Mississippi
President Orders Federal Disaster Aid for Alabama
Nominations
 
Leading the 2001 Christmas Pageant of Peace program, President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush preside over the lighting ceremonies for the National Christmas Tree, a 40-foot Colorado blue spruce. White House photo by Susan Sterner. December 6, 2001
President Lights National Christmas Tree en Español
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President Names Director of National Cancer Institute
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President Commends House for Passing Trade Legislation
Executive Order for Federal Government Closure on Dec 24
White House Web Site Provides Online Holiday Tour
Appointments
 
Addressing the media, President George W. Bush meets with Norwegian Prime Minister Kjell Magne Bondevik in the Oval Office of the White House, December 5, 2001. "We won't forget what took place," said President Bush, referring to the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. "And we will bring them to justice." White House photo by Paul Morse. December 5, 2001
President Asks Global Leaders to Play Anthems on Dec 11 en Español
President Announces Gov Racicot as New RNC Chair
Six-Month Report on Yugoslavian Emergencies
The World Will Always Remember September 11 en Español
Six-Month Report on Weapons Proliferation
Nominations and Appointment
Nomination
 
Meeting with about 4,000 displaced workers, President George W. Bush holds a town hall meeting at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2001. White House photo by Eric Draper. December 4, 2001
President Meets with Displaced Workers in Town Hall Meeting
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President Promotes Economic Security & Worker Assistance en Español
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President Announces Progress on Financial Fight Against Terror
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Nomination and Appointments
Press Briefing by Secretary of Labor Chao and Ari Fleischer
Nominations
 
December 3, 2001
Gov Ridge Holds Homeland Security Briefing
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Nominations
 
December 2, 2001
President to Meet With Israeli Prime Minister Sunday
 
Wreaths adorn the windows of the White House as the sun sets on the South Portico, Saturday, Dec. 1. White House photo by Susan Sterner. December 1, 2001
President Condemns Jerusalem Bombings en Español
President Discusses Job Creation Package En Espanol
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