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News Archive - May, 2004
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News Archive - May 2004

News releases for May 2004

President George W. Bush stands at attention during Wreath Laying ceremonies in commemoration of Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery in Arlington, Virginia Monday May 31, 2004.  White House photo by Joyce Naltchayan May 31, 2004
President Bush Observes Memorial Day at Arlington Natl Cemetery
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May 30, 2004
Telephone Remarks by the President in Greeting to Rolling Thunder
 
Laura Bush and Former First Lady Barbara Bush stand during the National Anthem at the National World War II Memorial on the National Mall, Saturday, May 29, 2004. White House photo by Eric Draper May 29, 2004
President Dedicates National World War II
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     Fact sheet World War II Memorial Page
President's Discusses Memorial Day in Weekly Radio Address
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President George W. Bush talks with World War II Veterans Jose Ramos Chavez, left, and his younger brother Joe Diego Chavez, both of Albuquerque, N.M., during the President's drop by at a breakfast with Secretary of Veterans Affairs Anthony Principi, Senator Bob Dole and World War II Veterans in the Executive Dining Room at the White House Friday, May 28, 2004. The brothers served in the Army during WWII. Jose took part in the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France, and Joe served in both the Atlantic and Pacific theaters.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 28, 2004
Statement by the President
Statement on House Resolutions
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush participates in a conversation on health care information technology with Jennifer Queen at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., May 27, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 27, 2004
President Discusses Transforming Health Care for Americans with Health IT
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Transforming Health Care for All Americans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Healthcare
Fact Sheet: Transforming Health Care for All Americans
Statement by the Press Secretary
President's Memorial Day Proclamation
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush welcomes President Omar Bongo Ondimba of Gabon to the Oval Office Wednesday, May 26, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 26, 2004
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush talks with several Iraqis who receive medical care in the United States during a meeting in the Oval Office Tuesday, May 25, 2004. The Iraqi citizens each had one hand cut off in Iraq during Saddam's rule. "They are examples of the brutality of the tyrant," said President Bush. "These men had hands restored because of the generosity and love of an American citizen. And I am so proud to welcome them to the Oval Office."  White House photo by Eric Draper May 25, 2004
President Participates in Conversation on Health Care and Community Health Centers
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Healthcare
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Expanding Access to Health Care for Millions of Americans
President Meets with Iraqis Who Received Medical Care in the US
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush takes a team photo with the Detroit Shock, the 2003 WNBA champions in the Rose Garden on May 24, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 24, 2004
Remarks by the Vice President at a Reception for 2004 State Victory Committee
President Outlines Steps to Help Iraq Achieve Democracy and Freedom
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet
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President Bush Congratulates WNBA Champs Detroit Shock
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Personnel Announcement
 
May 22, 2004
Remarks by the Vice President at a Reception for Congressional Candidate Judge Louis Gohmert
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush imparts some light-hearted audience to the graduating students at the Louisiana State University Commencement in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, May 21, 2004. "As you enter professional life, I have a few other suggestions about how to succeed on the job. For starters, be on time. It's polite, and it shows your respect for others. Of course, it's easy for me to say," said the President. "It's easy for me to be punctual when armed men stop all the traffic in town for you."  White House photo by Eric Draper May 21, 2004
President Delivers Commencement Address at Louisiana State
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Message to the Congress of the United States
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Remarks by the Vice President at a Breakfast for Congressional Candidate Judge Ted Poe
Statement by the Deputy Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Remarks by the Vice President at a Luncheon for Congressional Candidate Arlene Wohlgemuth
National Safe Boating Week, 2004
National Maritime Day, 2004
 
May 20, 2004
President Bush Meets with Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis
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Interview of the President by Al Zaman Newspaper
Statement by the President
Statement by the President
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Message to the Congress of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice Continuation of the National Emergency Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq Has An Interest
Executive Order: Further Amendment to Executive Order 11023, Providing for the Performance by the Secretary of Commerce of Certain Functions Relating to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush answers reporters' questions during a Cabinet Meeting at the White House Wednesday, May 19, 2004.  White House photo by Joyce Naltchayan May 19, 2004
President Discusses Iraq, Economy, Gas Prices in Cabinet Meeting
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President Bush Congratulates NCAA Winter Sports Champions
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Remarks by the Vice President at the 123rd Coast Guard Academy Commencement Ceremony
Statement by the Press Secretary
Remarks by the President at the Sons of Italy Foundation 16th Annual National Education and Leadership Awards Gala
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Statement by the President
Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity with Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy
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President George W. Bush signs the executive order establishing his Great Lakes Interagency Task Force, with EPA Administrator Michael Leavitt and James Connaughton, chairman of the Council on Environmental Quality, in the Oval Office Tuesday, May 18, 2004. The task force brings together ten agency and Cabinet officers to provide strategic direction on Federal Great Lakes policy, priorities and programs.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 18, 2004
President Speaks to the American Israel Public Affairs Committee
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Statement by the President
Statement by Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Executive Order: Establishment of Great Lakes Interagency Task Force and Promotion of a Regional Collaboration of National Significance for the Great Lakes
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush talks about segregation during the 50th anniversary of Brown V. Board of Education at the national historic site named in its honor in Topeka, Kan., Monday, May 17, 2004. "The color of your skin determined where you could get your hair cut, which hospital ward you could be treated in, which park or library you could visit, or who you could go fishing with. And children were instructed early in the customs of racial division -- at schools where they never saw a face of another color," said the President.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 17, 2004
President Speaks at Brown v Board of Education Natl Historic Site
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Dr. Rice Speaks at Vanderbilt
Statement by the President
Statement by the President
Remarks by the Vice President at a Luncheon for Congressman Max Burns
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Secretary Ridge Statement on European Commission Decision
Remarks by the Vice President at a Reception for Congressman Richard Burr
Message to the Congress of the United States
Notice Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma
 
President George W. Bush stands for pictures during the Annual Peace Officers' Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Saturday, May 15, 2004. "Our fallen officers died in service to justice, and in defense of the innocent," said President Bush. "They will never be forgotten by their comrades, they will never be forgotten by their country."  White House photo by Paul Morse May 15, 2004
President's Radio Address
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President Bush Honors Nation's Fallen Law Enforcement Officers
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Small Business Week, 2004
World Trade Week, 2004
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2004
National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2004
 
President George W. Bush waves to the audience after being awarded an honorary doctorate degree from Dr. Patrick Ferry at the commencement ceremonies for Concordia University near Milwaukee, Wis., Friday, May 14, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 14, 2004
President Delivers Commencement Address at Concordia University
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Remarks by the Vice President at the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County, Siemens Campus
 
President George W. Bush participates in a conversation on High School Initiatives at Parkersburg South High School in Parkersburg, W. Va., Thursday, May 13, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 13, 2004
Remarks by the President to the American Conservative Union 40th Anniversary Gala
President Discusses Expanding Opportunities for American Students and Workers
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Statement by the President
Executive Order: Increasing Economic Opportunity and Business Participation of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush makes a statement to the press about the killing of U.S. civilian Nicholas Berg on the South Lawn Wednesday, May 12, 2004. "I want to express my condolences to the family and friends of Nicholas Berg. Nicholas Berg was an innocent civilian who was in Iraq to help build a free Iraq. There is no justification for the brutal execution of Nicholas Berg -- no justification whatsoever," said the President.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 12, 2004
President Bush Condemns Brutal Execution of Nicholas Berg
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President Bush Discusses No Child Left Behind & "Reading First"
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Statement by President
Statement by the Press Secretary
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush greets the residents of Fort Smith, Ark., before heading back to Washington, D.C., Tuesday, May 11, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 11, 2004
President Bush Visits Butterfield Junior High in Van Buren, Arkansas
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Fact Sheet: No Child Left Behind Is Making a Difference for America's Children
Statement by the President
Telephonic Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow, Fox News
Fact Sheet: Implementing the Syria Accountability and Lebanese Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2003
Message to the Congress of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses the press after meeting with his national security team at the Pentagon in Arlington, Va., Monday, May 10, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 10, 2004
President Bush Reaffirms Commitments in Iraq
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Remarks by the President at Ceremony Celebrating Countries Selected for the Millennium Challenge Account
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President Congratulates 2004 Super Bowl Champs New England Patriots
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Personnel Announcement
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Remarks by the Vice President at the Diamond Casting and Machine Tool Company
Remarks by the Vice President at a Rally for Bush-Cheney '04
 
May 9, 2004
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
May 8, 2004
Peace Officers' Memorial Day and Police Week, 2004
National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, 2004
Remarks by the President and the First Lady at Wisconsin Rally
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush waves from Marine One as he departs the White House Friday, May 7, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 7, 2004
Statement by the Press Secretary
Remarks by the President in Lancaster, Wisconsin
Remarks by the President and the First Lady at Iowa Send-Off
Statement by the Press Secretary
Remarks by the President and the First Lady at "ask President Bush" Event
Interview of the President by Al-Ahram International
Mother's Day, 2004
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2004
Dr. Rice Speaks at Michigan State University
 
President George W. Bush and His Majesty King Abdullah Bin Al Hussein of Jordan hold a joint press conference in the Rose Garden Thursday, May 6, 2004.   White House photo by Paul Morse May 6, 2004
President Bush, Jordanian King Discuss Iraq, Middle East
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President Bush Marks 53rd Anniversary of National Day of Prayer
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Remarks by the Vice President to the 16th Annual National Fire and Emergency Services Dinner
Remarks by the President After Meeting with the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba
Secretary Evans Discusses Today's Jobless Claims Report
Fact Sheet: Report of the Commission for Assistance to a Free Cuba
Executive Summary
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Statement by the Press Secretary
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong of Singapore to the Oval Office Wednesday, May 5, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 5, 2004
President Bush Meets with Al Arabiya Television on Wednesday
Statement by the President
President Celebrates Cinco de Mayo
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Cinco de Mayo, 2004
President Bush Meets with Alhurra Television on Wednesday
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Remarks by the President at the Republican National Committee Gala
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
May 4, 2004
Dr. Condoleezza Rice Discusses Iraq and the Middle East
Remarks by the President at Michigan Rally
Remarks by the President at Pancake Breakfast
Remarks by the President at the Golden Lamb Inn
Remarks by the President at "ask President Bush" Event
Remarks by the President at Ohio Rally
 
May 3, 2004
Statement on EU Enlargement
President Bush to Welcome Australian PM Howard
Remarks by the President Upon Arrival
Remarks by the Vice President to Employees of the Wal-Mart Distribution Center
Remarks by the President and Mrs. Bush at "ask President Bush" Event
Remarks by the President and Mrs. Bush at Bush-Cheney '04 Event
 
May 2, 2004
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
Vice President Dick Cheney congratulates the men and women of the Class of 2004 at the Florida State University Commencement Ceremony in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, May 1, 2004.  White House photo by David Bohrer May 1, 2004
President's Radio Address
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Remarks by the Vice President at the Florida State University Commencement Ceremony