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News Archive - May, 2005
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News Archive - May 2005

News releases for May 2005

President George W. Bush walks to the podium in the Rose Garden before the start of a morning press availability Tuesday, May 31, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse May 31, 2005
President's Press Conference
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President's Statement on the Proliferation Security Initiative
Statement on H.R. 2566, the "Surface Transportation Extension Act of 2005"
President to Welcome British Prime Minister Blair to the White House
President to Welcome NATO Secretary General Jaap de Hoop Scheffer to the White House
 
President George. W. Bush stands with U.S. Army Major General Galen Jackman as he lays a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at the Arlington National Cemetery on Memorial Day May 30, 2005.  White House photo by Krisanne Johnson May 30, 2005
President Commemorates Memorial Day at Arlington National Cemetery
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May 28, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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U.S. Naval Academy Midshipmen celebrate graduation in Annapolis, Md., Friday, May 27, 2005. President George W. Bush addressed the Naval Academy graduates during the ceremony.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 27, 2005
President Discusses War on Terror at Naval Academy Commencement
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President to Welcome Prime Minister of Vietnam to the White House
President to Welcome Organization of American States Secretary General to the White House
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with President Mahmoud Abbas of the Palestinian Authority Thursday, May 26, 2005, as the press records the moment in the Oval Office of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper May 26, 2005
President Welcomes Palestinian President Abbas to the White House
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Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush talks to the media as he stands with Rick Scott, Operations and Safety Coordinator, Shell Hydrogen, L.L.C., Wednesday, May 25, 2005, at a Washington D.C. Shell Station, the first integrated gasoline/hydrogen station in North America.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 25, 2005
President Tours Hydrogen Fueling Station, Discusses Research
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Fact Sheet: Developing Clean and Secure Energy Through Hydrogen Fuel
President Celebrates Asian Pacific American Heritage Month
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President Applauds Senate Confirmation of Justice Priscilla Owen
President Welcomes President Yudhoyono to the White House
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Joint Statement Between the United States of America and the Republic of Indonesia
President to Welcome South African President to the White House
President to Travel to Denmark Prior to G8
National Homeownership Month, 2005
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Texas Senators Kay Bailey Hutchison, second from right, and John Cornyn, right, and Senate Leader Bill Frist (R-Tenn.), as they stand with Judge Priscilla Owen Tuesday, May 24, 2005, in the Oval Office.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 24, 2005
President Welcomes Judge Owen, Encourages Senate Confirmation
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President Participates in Social Security Conversation in New York
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Social Security
President Discusses Embryo Adoption and Ethical Stem Cell Research
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Valuing Life Through Embryo Adoption and Ethical Stem Cell Research
President to Welcome South Korean President Roh to the White House
President to Welcome Turkish Prime Minister to the White House
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai into the Oval Office Monday, May 23, 2005, following his arrival to the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 23, 2005
President Welcomes Afghan President Karzai to the White House
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President Honors and Congratulates EPA Administrator Steve Johnson
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Joint Declaration of the United States-Afghanistan Strategic Partnership
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush greets members of the 50th anniversary class of Calvin College after giving a commencement address at Calvin College in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Saturday May 21. White House photo by Paul Morse May 21, 2005
President Delivers Commencement Address at Calvin College
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President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush attends the National Catholic Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., Friday, May 20, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper May 20, 2005
President Attends National Catholic Prayer Breakfast en Español
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President Bush Meets with Danish Prime Minister Rasmussen
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President Bush Meets with Greek Prime Minister Karamanlis
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President to Welcome German Chancellor Schroeder
President Congratulates Honduras on Approval of Millennium Challenge Account Compact
Presidential Message: Cuban Independence Day, 2005
Prayer for Peace, Memorial Day, 2005
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush discusses Strengthening Social Security at the Milwaukee Art Museum in Milwaukee, Wis., Thursday, May 19, 2005. "The job of the President is to confront problems and not pass those problems on to another President,." said the President. "And I realize if we don't act, we're liable to saddle a younger generation of Americans with an 18-percent payroll tax to make good for the promises that you've made for me. And that's not fair, and that's not right." White House photo by Paul Morse May 19, 2005
President Discusses Strengthening Social Security for Younger Workers
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Social Security for Future Generations
Nomination Sent to the Senate
President Bush to Attend 2005 Group of Eight (G-8) Summit
National Maritime Day, 2005
National Safe Boating Week, 2005
Message to the Congress of the United States
African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA), 2005
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Protecting the Development Fund for Iraq and Certain Other Property in Which Iraq Has An Interest
Message to the Congress of the United States
 
President George W. Bush attends the swearing-in ceremony of Ambassador John Negroponte as National Intelligence Director at the New Executive Office Building Wednesday, May 18, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse May 18, 2005
President Congratulates America's First Director and Deputy Director of National Intelligence
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President Attends International Republican Institute Dinner
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White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card swears in United States Trade Representative Rob Portman during a ceremony attended by the ambassador's family and President George W. Bush at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Tuesday, May 17, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper May 17, 2005
President Honors Ambassador Portman at Swearing-In Ceremony
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President to Welcome Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Notice of Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Burma
Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding the National Emergencies Act and Burma
Remarks by the President at Republican National Committee Gala
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during a visit to West Point, Va., Monday, May 16, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper May 16, 2005
President Discusses Biodiesel and Alternative Fuel Sources
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Fact Sheet: Developing Renewable Fuels and Clean Diesel Technologies
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Message to the United States Senate Regarding WCPF Convention
Message to the United States Senate Regarding Antigua Convention
 
President George W. Bush stands during the national anthem at the Annual Peace Officer's Memorial Service at the U.S. Capitol on Sunday, May 15, 2005. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson May 15, 2005
President Honors Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
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May 14, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush waves as he arrives on stage Friday, May 13, 2005, at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, D.C., where he addressed the National Association of Realtors.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 13, 2005
President Discusses Social Security with National Association of Realtors
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Social Security
President Welcomes 2004 NCAA Spring and Fall Sports Champions
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Vice President's Remarks at Auburn University Commencement
National Defense Transportation Day and National Transportation Week, 2005
Memorandum for the Director of OMB
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Nomination Sent to the Senate
 
Discussing the Central American and Dominican Republic Free Trade Agreement, President George W. Bush stands with leaders from Central America and the Dominican Republic in the Rose Garden Thursday, May 12, 2005. From left, they are: El Salvadoran President Antonio Saca, Costa Rican President Abel Pacheco, Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos, Honduran President Ricardo Maduro, Guatemalan President Oscar Berger and Dominican Republican President Leonel Fernandez.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 12, 2005
President Discusses CAFTA-DR en Español
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President to Welcome Danish Prime Minister to the White House
President to Welcome Prime Minister of Arab Republic of Egypt to the White House
President to Welcome Former President Nelson Mandela to the White House
President to Welcome President Karzai of Afghanistan to the White House
World Trade Week, 2005
Executive Order: Amendments to Executive Order 12788 Relating to the Defense Economic Adjustment Program
 
President George W. Bush discusses his recent trip to Latvia, the Netherlands, Russia, and Georgia to members of Congress Wednesday, May 11, 2005, during a gathering in the Cabinet Room of the White House. Said the President, "It was a great trip, and it's such an honor to represent the United States."  White House photo by Paul Morse May 11, 2005
President Discusses Foreign Trip with Members of Congress
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Statement on H.R. 1268, the "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act for Defense, the Global War on Terror, and Tsunami Relief, 2005"
President's Statement on H.R. 1268
Vice President's Remarks at "A Nation Honors Nancy Reagan"
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
Troops stand at attention as President George W. Bush and Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili review the troops during an arrival ceremony in Tiblisi Tuesday, May 10, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse May 10, 2005
President Addresses and Thanks Citizens in Tbilisi, Georgia
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President and Saakashvili Participate in Roundtable with Society Leaders
President and President Saakashvili Discuss NATO, Democracy
President Applauds Congress for Passing Supplemental Budget
Nominations Sent to the Senate
National Hurricane Preparedness Week, 2005
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush stand with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Lyudmila Putina, French President Jacque Chirac, far left, and Chinese President Hu Jintao, right, as many heads of state watch a parade in Moscow's Red Square commemorating the end of World War II Monday, May 9, 2005.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 9, 2005
Statement on United States and Russian Cooperation
President's Statement on Judicial Nominations
 
President George W. Bush addresses attendees Sunday, May 8, 2005, at Netherlands American Cemetery in Margraten, during a celebration in remembrance of those who served in World War II.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 8, 2005
President Welcomed to Russia by President Vladimir Putin
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President Honors and Commemorates Veterans in the Netherlands
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President Participates in Youth Roundtable in the Netherlands
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President's Statement on Lloyd Cutler
 
President George W. Bush stands with Latvia's President Vaira Vike-Freiberga, Estonia President Arnold Ruutel and Lithuania President Valdas Adamkus for a photo Saturday, May 7, 2005, in Riga, Latvia.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 7, 2005
President Discusses Freedom and Democracy in Latvia
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President, Baltic State Presidents Discuss Strong Relationship
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President Presented the Order of Three Stars, First-Class in Latvia
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President Welcomed by President Vike-Freiberga to Latvia
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President's Radio Address en Español
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Waving to the crowd, President and Mrs. Bush and Latvia's President Vaira Vike-Freiberga deplane Air Force One Friday night, May 6, 2005, after the Bushes arrived in Riga, Latvia for the first of four European stops.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 6, 2005
President to Welcome President of Indonesia to the White House
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during the National Day of Prayer commemoration in the East Room Thursday, May 5, 2005. "Today, prayer continues to play an important part in the personal lives of many Americans," said the President. "Every day, millions of us turn to the Almighty in reverence and humility. Every day, our churches and synagogues and mosques and temples are filled with men and women who pray to our Maker." White House photo by Eric Draper May 5, 2005
President Commemorates National Day of Prayer at the White House
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Statement on H.J.Res 19 and H.J.Res 20
Mother's Day, 2005
Jewish Heritage Week, 2005
Memorandum for the Director of the Office of Personnel Management
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Certain Persons and Prohibiting the Export of Certain Goods to Syria
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Interview of the President by Rustavi 2, Georgia TV
Interview of the President by NTV, Russian Television
Interview of the President by Dutch TV Nos
 
President George W. Bush participates Wednesday, May 4, 2005, in a roundtable on Strengthening Social Security at the 2005 Latino Small Business Economic Conference at the J.W. Marriott Hotel in Washington, D.C.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 4, 2005
President Discusses Social Security at Latino Coalition Conference en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Social Security
President Celebrates Cinco de Mayo en Español
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     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Cinco de Mayo: A fiesta of color and tradition
Interview of the President by Lithuanian State Television
Interview of the President by Estonian TV
Interview of the President by Latvian National Television
 
President George W. Bush leads the discussion on stage with Cynthia Roberts, a Nissan employee, during a Conversation on Strengthening Social Security Tuesday, May 3, 2005 at the Nissan North America Manufacturing Plant in Canton, Miss.  White House photo by Eric Draper May 3, 2005
President Discusses Strengthening Social Security in Mississippi
     Fact sheet In Focus: Social Security
Statement on NSC Appointment
National Day of Prayer, 2005
Older Americans Month, 2005
Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, 2005
National Observance of the 60th Anniversary of the End of World War II, 2005
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
Laura Bush looks over to President Bush during a Rose Garden announcement honoring the 2005 Preserve America Presidential Awards Winners Monday, May 2, 2005. "These awards recognize collaborative efforts to protect and enhance our nation's cultural and historical heritage," said Mrs. Bush in her remarks. White House photo by Eric Draper May 2, 2005
President Honors 2005 Preserve America Presidential Award Winners
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President to Welcome Presidents from Central American and Dominican Republic
Personnel Announcement
Vice President's Remarks and Q&A at a Town Hall Meeting on Strengthening Social Security
Vice President's Remarks to Students and Staff at Federal Law Enforcement Training Center