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News Archive - December, 2004
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News Archive - December 2004

News releases for December 2004

December 31, 2004
President Commits $350 Million for Tsunami Relief Efforts en Español
New Year's Day, 2005
 
December 30, 2004
President to Send Delegation to Assess Tsunami Relief Aid
Executive Order: Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
 
President George W. Bush speaks with Sri Lankan President Chandrika Kumaratunga during a phone call in Crawford, Texas, Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 29, 2004
President Discusses Support for Earthquake and Tsunami Victims
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December 26, 2004
Statement on Bay of Bengal Earthquake and Tsunami
 
December 25, 2004
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush participates in Christmas Eve Phone Calls to members of the armed forces at Camp David, Friday, Dec. 24, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 24, 2004
President Bush Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls to Members of the Armed Forces
 
December 23, 2004
Presidential Christmas Message, 2004
Presidential Kwanzaa Message, 2004
Statement on Judicial Nominations
President's Statement on the Intelligence Authorization Act, 2005
President's Statement on the Comprehensive Peace in Sudan Act, 2004
President's Statement on H.R. 5419
Statement on House and Senate Resolutions
 
December 22, 2004
Statement on the African Growth and and Opportunity Act
 
President George W. Bush receives the results of the 2004 Monitoring the Future study from Director John Walters of the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the Oval Office Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2004. The study measures drug, alcohol and cigarette use among adolescent students nationwide. This year's report found that drug use among teens has declined 17 percent since 2001.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 21, 2004
President and Mrs. Bush Visit with Soldiers and Their Families
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President to Travel to Germany and the Slovak Republic
President's Statement on the Specialty Crops Competitiveness Act, 2004
Statement on House and Senate Resolutions
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Executive Order: United States-Mexico Border Health Commission
Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation
To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act
 
President George W. Bush arrives at a press conference in room 450 of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on December 20, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 20, 2004
President Holds Press Conference en Español
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December 18, 2004
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush puts his signature on S. 2845, The Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004, in Washington, D.C., Dec. 17, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 17, 2004
President Signs Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act en Español
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President's Statement on the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
Statement on Federal Assistance for West Virginia
Statement on H.R. 4012
Executive Order: Committee on Ocean Policy
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Wright Brothers Day, 2004
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush and Joshua Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget, talk during a White House economic conference at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C., Thursday, Dec. 16, 2004. Mr. Bolten was the moderator for the session titled “Financial Challenges for Today and Tomorrow.”   White House photo by Paul Morse December 16, 2004
President Discusses Budget, Tax Relief at White House Conference en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President Bush Closes the White House Economic Conference en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
60th Anniversary of the Battle of the Bulge, 2004
 
Laura Bush and her Scottish Terrier, Barney, visit with Carly Batchelder,8, a patient at Children's National Medical Center in Washington, D.C., Wednesday, Dec. 15, 2004.  White House photo by Susan Sterner December 15, 2004
President Discusses Lawsuit Abuse at White House Economy Conference
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Securing Our Economic Future
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President and Italian Prime Minister Discuss Middle East, Economy
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Vice President's Remarks at the White House Conference on the Economy
Vice President's Remarks in a Panel Discussion at Economic Conference en Español
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
December 14, 2004
President Presents Medal of Freedom en Español
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Personnel Announcement
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
President George W. Bush looks on as Environmental Protection Agency Secretary Michael Leavitt speaks after his announcement as nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services in the Roosevelt Room, Monday, Dec. 13.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 13, 2004
President Bush Nominates Mike Leavitt as Secretary of HHS en Español
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Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush visits with USMC Lance Corporal Sean Phillips and his mother, Sharon, at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Saturday, Dec. 11, 2004. Cpl. Phillips was injured in Operation Iraqi Freedom. While recovering in Germany, he received a donated quilt from supporters in Texas. Given to wounded soldiers returning to the states, the quilts come from groups and individuals from all over America. The President added his own Texas signature to the quilt. White House photo by Paul Morse December 11, 2004
President's Remarks to Press Pool
President's Radio Address en Español
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Samuel W. Bodman speaks after his announcement by President George W. Bush as nominee for Secretary of Energy on Friday December 10, 2004 in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. White House photo by Paul Morse December 10, 2004
President Nominates Sam Bodman as Secretary of Energy
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President Bush Visits USO Care Package Facility at Ft. Belvoir en Español
President's Statement on the Veterans Benefits Improvement Act of 2004
President Bush to Welcome Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi
Statement on Commissioner Kerik Nomination Withdrawl
Statement on House and Senate Resolutions
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Memorandum for the Secretary of Treasury
Memorandum for the United States Trade Representative
AGOA Act with Respect to Burkina Faso Proclamation
Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2004
 
Ambassador Jim Nicholson addresses the press during President George W. Bush's announcement of Mr. Nicholson's nomination as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs in the Roosevelt Room Thursday, Dec. 9, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 9, 2004
President Nominates Jim Nicholson as the Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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President Bush Meets with Social Security Trustees
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President Bush Participates in Menorah Lighting Ceremony
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President to travel to Europe in February 2005 to Meet with European Leaders
Memorandum for the Chairman of the Federal Labor Relations Authority
Memorandum for the Chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts
Memorandum for the Secretary of Agriculture
Personnel Announcement
 
December 8, 2004
Vice President's Remarks at a Breakfast with U.S. Troops
President's Statement on the Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act of 2004
President Thanks Secretary Principi
President's Statement on the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
Statement on H.R. 4818, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005
Message to the Senate of the United States
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State, the Administrator of the USAID
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks to military personnel and families at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004. White House photo by Eric Draper December 7, 2004
President Thanks Military Personnel and Families For Serving Our Country en Español
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Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Hanukkah, 2004
 
President George W. Bush meets with his Majesty King Abdullah of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in the Oval Office, Monday, Dec. 6, 2004.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 6, 2004
President and Iraqi Interim President Al-Yawer Discuss Iraq Future
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President and His Majesty King Abdullah of Jordan Discuss Trade, Iraq
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National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2004
 
President George W. Bush and Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf pose during a photo-op in the Oval Office Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004. White House photo by Tina Hager December 4, 2004
President's Radio Address en Español
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President Bush and President Musharraf Discuss International Relations, Commerce
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President George W. Bush announces his nomination of Bernard B. Kerik, the New York police commissioner during the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, as the new Department of Homeland Security Secretary in the Roosevelt Room Friday, Dec. 3, 2004.  White House photo by Tina Hager December 3, 2004
President Nominates Bernard Kerik as Secretary of Homeland Security
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President to Welcome President Ghazi al-Yawer of Iraq to the White House
President's Remarks at the Signing of H.R. 1350
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President's Statement on H.R. 1350
President Thanks HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson
President Thanks Ambassador Danforth
Statement by the Press Secretary
Executive Order: 2004 Amendments to the Manual for Courts-Martial, United States
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush listens to Nebraska Governor Mike Johanns after nominating him for Secretary of Agriculture in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Dec. 2, 2004.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 2, 2004
President Nominates Governor Mike Johanns as Secretary of Agriculture
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President and Nigerian President Discuss AIDS, African Union
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Vice President and Mrs. Cheney to lead U.S. Delegation to Afghanistan Inauguration
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month, 2004
Statement on Presidential Medal of Freedom Recipients
Statement on Aung San Suu Kyi
President and Mrs. Bush Light the National Christmas Tree
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President George W. Bush delivers a speech at Pier 21, Canada's celebrated point of immigration and military deployment, in Halifax, Canada, Dec. 1, 2004. "I'm proud to stand in this historic place, which has welcomed home so many Canadians who defended liberty overseas, and which so many new Canadians began their North American dream," said the President. White House photo by Paul Morse December 1, 2004
President Discusses Strong Relationship with Canada
Vice President's Remarks at a Tauzin Rally in Louisiana
Vice President's Remarks at a Boustany Rally in Louisiana
President's Statement on H.R. 3936
World AIDS Day, 2004
Remarks by the Vice President at a Rally for Congressional Candidate Charles Boustany