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News Archive - May, 2002
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News Archive - May 2002

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The Show Choir from the Duke Ellington School of the Arts performs for President George W. Bush at the Celebration of African American Music, History, and Culture in the East Room May 28. "The music and culture of Black Americans has brought great beauty into this world. Today it brings great pride to our country," said the President.  May 31, 2002
President Speaks at Celebration of African American Music, History, and Culture
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Black Music Month, 2002
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense
Appointments
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Intelligence, the Judiciary, and Armed Services, the House Committees on International Relations and Ways and Means, and the Senate Committees on Foreign Relations and Finance
Fact Sheet
Statement by the Deputy Press Secretary
National Fishing and Boating Week, 2002
 
President George W. Bush prays with his Cabinet at the beginning of their meeting May 30. "This a day in which we've removed all the debris from Ground Zero. On behalf of a grateful nation, I want to thank all those who participated in the clean up of that deadly site; and want our nation to continue to offer our prayer to those families and friends and citizens who still hurt as a result of the attacks of September the 11th."  May 30, 2002
President to Send Secretary Rumsfeld to South Asia
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Appointments and Designation
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
 
President George W. Bush looks over a topography map with national park service officer upon arriving at the Royal Palm Visitors Center at Everglades National Park, Fla., File photo.  May 29, 2002
President Takes Action to Preserve Florida’s Environment
President's Statement on Preserving Florida's Environment
President Bush to Meet with President Mubarak of Egypt
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Letter from the President to House and Senate
Letter from the President to House and Senate
Continuation of Emergency Notice for Federal Republic of Yugoslavia
Statement by the President
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the President
President Orders Federal Aid for Illinois
Bill Signings
 
President George W. Bush chats with British Prime Minister Tony Blair during the meeting of the NATO-Russia Council at Practica di Mare Air Force base near Rome, Italy on May 28, 2002  May 28, 2002
NATO-Russia Council Established
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Fact Sheet: NATO-Russia Council
Press Briefing by Secretary of State Colin Powell
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President Condemns Violence in Middle East
 
President George W. Bush gives a Memorial Day at the Normandy American Cemetery at Normandy Beach in France on May 27, 2002.  May 27, 2002
President Bush Commemorates Memorial Day at Normandy
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Remarks by the President at Memorial Day Service
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President George W. Bush answers questions at a press conference with French President Jacques Chirac at the Elysee Palace in Paris, France on May 26, 2002.  May 26, 2002
President Bush Meets with French President Chirac
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President Discusses Missile Tests in Pakistan and Middle East
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President George W. Bush laughs at a comment by Russian President Vladimir Putin during a question and answer session with students at St. Petersburg State University in St Petersburg, Russia on May 25, 2002.  May 25, 2002
President Bush, President Putin Discuss Free Market Economy
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President Bush Pleased with Russian Meeting
Press Briefing by Secretary of State Colin Powell on President's Trip to Russia
Radio Address by the President to the Nation
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President George W. Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin sign an arms reduction treaty at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia on May 24, 2002.  May 24, 2002
President Bush, Russian President Putin Sign Nuclear Arms Treaty
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President Bush, President Putin Announce New Energy Dialogue
Remarks by the President to Community and Religious Leaders
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President's Statement on House Passing Budget and Spending Bills
President Pleased with Citizen Service Bill
President Bush, President Putin Confident with Economic Cooperation
President Bush, President Putin Release Joint Statement on Middle East
President Bush, Russian President Putin Pledge Cooperation
Vice President's Remarks at the United States Naval Academy Commencement
Joint Statement on People-to-People Contacts
Joint Statement on Counterterrorism Cooperation
Nominations and Appointments
Text of Joint Declaration
Fact Sheet: Investment Fund for Russia and Eurasia
Fact Sheet: Media Entrepreneurship Dialogue
Fact Sheet: Business Dialogue
Fact Sheet: Energy Relations
Fact Sheet: Treaty on Strategic Offensive Reductions
Fact Sheet: Banking Dialogue
Fact Sheet: Air Transport Agreement
Fact Sheet: Threat Reduction Assistance
Fact Sheet: People to People Cooperation
Fact Sheet: Energy Relations
 
President George W. Bush and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder participate in a press conference in the courtyard of Kanzleramt-Chancellery Building in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 23.  May 23, 2002
President to Sign Bioterrorism Bill
President Bush Thanks Germany for Support Against Terror
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President Bush Meets with German Chancellor Schroeder
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Nominations
Statement by the President
President Calls on Congress to Quickly Resolve Differences on Trade Bill
Nominations
 
May 22, 2002
President Calls on Senate to Pass Trade Bill
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President George W. Bush accepts a team jersey from the NCAA Championship hockey team from the University of Minnesota on the South Lawn Tuesday, May 21. Also attending were University of Connecticut's women's basketball team, University of Maryland's men's basketball team, and University of Minnesota's women's hockey team.  May 21, 2002
President Welcomes NCAA Champs to White House
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Statement by the Press Secretary
National Maritime Day, 2002
Nominations
President Asks Danforth to Continue to Serve as Envoy to Sudan
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Interview of the President by Giulio Borrelli, Rai
Interview of the President by Claus Kleber of Ard
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2002
National Missing Children's Day, 2002
Nominations
 
President George W. Bush announces an initiative for a new Cuba Policy in the East Room Monday, May 20. "If Cuba's government takes all the necessary steps to ensure that the 2003 elections are certifiably free and fair -- certifiably free and fair -- and if Cuba also begins to adopt meaningful market-based reforms, then -- and only then -- I will work with the United States Congress to ease the ban on trade and travel between our two countries," said the President.  May 20, 2002
President Bush Announces Initiative for a New Cuba
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Remarks by the President at Cuban Independence Day Event
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Dr. Condoleezza Rice on the President's Trip to Europe and Russia
Appointment
 
May 19, 2002
Fact Sheet
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
May 18, 2002
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush speaks during the presentation of the Commander-in-Chief's Trophy to the Air Force Academy football team in the Rose Garden Friday, May 17. "During last May's visit, I said of Coach DeBerry, he is not just recruiting to win football games, he is recruiting to win our nation's war, if we have one. That was May. And on September 11th, war came to our country. And I want to thank you, Coach, for recruiting those who will help us win our nation's wars," remarked the President.  May 17, 2002
President Discusses Response to September 11 Attacks
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President's Remarks to the Coalition for Medicare Choices
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Remarks by the President on Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
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National Safe Boating Week, 2002
World Trade Week, 2002 by the President of the United States of America a Proclamation
 
President George W. Bush wades into an enthusiastic crowd after speaking at the Hispanic National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., May 16, 2002.  May 16, 2002
President Addresses National Hispanic Prayer Breakfast
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President Delivers Keynote at Ceremony Honoring President and Mrs. Reagan
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the President
Nominations
President Pleased with House Passage of Welfare Reform
Armed Forces Day, 2002
National Security Advisor Holds Press Briefing
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President George W. Bush embraces a woman at the 21st Annual Peace Officers Association Memorial Service at the United States Capitol Wednesday, May 15. "When an officer dies in the line of duty, an entire community will pause in sorrow and in admiration with the depth of feeling Americans reserve for people who protect us every day," said the President in his remarks to the families of fallen peace officers.  May 15, 2002
President Honors Fallen Peace Officers' at Memorial Service
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Nominations
Statement by the President
Statement by the President
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Statement by the President
 
President George W. Bush speaks before signing the Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act in the Presidential Hall in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building May, 14. Pictured with the President, from left to right, are: Sen. Sam Brownback of Kan., Rep. George Gekas of Penn., Sen. Edward Kennedy of Mass., Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, Rep. James Sensenbrenner of Wis., Sen. Dianne Feinstein of Calif., and Sen. John Kyl of Ariz. "The purpose of this bill is to help our country do a better job of border security. It authorizes 400 additional inspectors, investigators, and other staff on the INS over the next five years," explained the President.  May 14, 2002
President Signs Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act
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Nominations
Fact Sheet
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations
Remarks by the President and Prime Minister Mahathir of Malaysia in Photo Opportunity
Remarks by the President at 2002 Republican National Committee Presidential Gala
Designations
 
President George W. Bush discusses welfare reform during a trip to Chicago, Ill., Monday, May 13. "It is essential that a central component of that bill be work," said the President. "We must set high standards. Over the next five years, the states, and working with the local governments, ought to place 70 percent of the people into a job."  May 13, 2002
President Calls for Strong Work Requirements in Welfare Reform
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President Announces Nuclear Arms Treaty with Russia
President Signs Farm Bill
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Statement by the President
National Hurricane Awareness Week, 2002
Remarks by the President in Ryan for Governor Luncheon
Nomination and Designation
 
May 11, 2002
Radio Address by the President to the Nation
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President George W. Bush discusses welfare reforms during a visit to St. Stephens Community House in Columbus, Ohio, May 10, 2002. "(St. Stephens) is a living example of what we call a one-stop center, where people who need help are able to come and find help to help themselves."  May 10, 2002
President Calls for Ticket to Independence in Welfare Reform
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President's Statement on Church of the Nativity Standoff
Message to the Senate of the United States
Remarks by the President at Taft for Governor Luncheon
Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Police Week, 2002
Nominations and Appointments
National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2002
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media after meeting with members of Congress, including Senator Orrin Hatch of Utah, left, in the Cabinet Room Thursday, May 9. "There are 30 circuit court vacancies in America, and they've approved seven. This is a bad record, and it's a record that's bad for the country," said the President.  May 9, 2002
A Progress Report on Fulfilling America's Promise to Americans with Disabilities
President Urges Senate to Act on Judicial Vacancy Crisis
Remarks by the President at Ted Stevens for Senate Reception
President Honors Milton Friedman for Lifetime Achievements
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President Pleased with Court Decision on Civil Rights Commission
President Bush Announces the Laureates of the 2001 National Medals of Science and Technology
Statement by the President
Mother's Day, 2002
 
President George W. Bush visits with teacher Carolyn Davis and her students at Clarke Street Elementary School in Milwaukee, Wis., Wednesday, May 8. "I'm here because this is a great school that believes every child can learn," said President Bush who listened to the students demonstrate their reading drills. During his talk with the children, the President emphasized the importance of reading over watching television.  May 8, 2002
President Bush Speaks to Elementary Students in Milwaukee
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President Visits Logan High School in Lacrosse
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Joins "No Child Left Behind Tour Across America"
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President Visits Rufus King High School in Milwaukee
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Joins "No Child Left Behind Tour Across America"
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Fact Sheet: President Joins "No Child Left Behind Tour Across America"
President Bush Meets with King of Jordan
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President Condemns Terrorist Murders in Pakistan
Statement by the Press Secretary
Mrs. Bush to Visit France, Hungary and Czech Republic
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Chairman of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
Message to the Senate of the United States
Nominations
Nominations
Nomination
 
May 7, 2002
President Bush Meets with Prime Minister Sharon
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President Dedicates White House Building to President Eisenhower
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Message to the Senate of the United States
Message to the Senate of the United States
Nominations
Designations
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
May 6, 2002
President Highlights Next Step of Education Reform
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President Discusses Foreign Policy and Domestic Issues with Reporters
U.S. Welcomes Release of Burma's Daw Aung San Suu Kyi
Small Business Week, 2002
National Tourism Week, 2002
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations and Appointments
 
May 5, 2002
President Opens 2002 Tee Ball Season
President Orders Federal Aid for Virginia Disaster
President Orders Federal Aid for West Virginia Disaster
Cinco de Mayo, 2002
 
May 4, 2002
Radio Address by the President to the Nation
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May 3, 2002
President to Meet with Prime Minister Sharon
President Commemorates Cinco de Mayo
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President Calls on Senate to Address Vacancy Crisis in Federal Courts
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Fact Sheet: President Bush Calls on the Senate to Address the Vacancy Crisis in the Federal Courts
     Fact sheet Policy in Focus: Judicial Nominations
Message to the Congress of the United States
To Restore Nondiscriminatory Trade Treatment to the Products of Afghanistan
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
May 2, 2002
President Bush Meets with European Leaders
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President to Sign Farm Bill
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2002
Older Americans Month, 2002
Loyalty Day, 2002
President Commemorates National Day of Prayer
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National Charter Schools Week, 2002
 
May 1, 2002
President Presents Congressional Medals of Honor
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Remarks by the President at Simon for Governor Luncheon
Law Day, U.S.A, 2002
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations and Designation
Nominations