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News Archive - August, 2005
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News Archive - August 2005

News releases for August 2005

President George W. Bush stands with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and Mike Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services, as he speaks to the media from the Rose Garden of the White House regarding the devastation along the Gulf Coast caused by Hurricane Katrina.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 31, 2005
President Outlines Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Federal Relief for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks during a ceremony to commemorate the 60th anniversary of V-J Day at the Naval Air Station in San Diego, Calif., August 30, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 30, 2005
President Commemorates 60th Anniversary of V-J Day
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
 
President George W. Bush shares a laugh with 82-year-old Margaret Cantrell of Scottsdale, during a Conversation on Medicare Monday, Aug. 29, 2005, at the Pueblo El Mirage RV Resort and Country Club in nearby El Mirage, Ariz. White House photo by Paul Morse August 29, 2005
President Participates in Conversation on Medicare
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit to Include Low-Cost Options
     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
President Discusses Medicare, New Prescription Drug Benefits
     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: New Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit to Include Low-Cost Options
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alabama
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Mississippi
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2005
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2005
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2005
 
President George W. Bush gives remarks on Hurricane Katrina and the Iraqi constitution from his Crawford, Texas ranch on Sunday August 28, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 28, 2005
President Discusses Hurricane Katrina, Congratulates Iraqis on Draft Constitution
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Florida
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Mississippi
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Alabama
 
August 27, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Louisiana
 
August 25, 2005
Women's Equality Day, 2005
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses a crowd of military families, Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2005 in Nampa, Idaho, honoring the service of National Guard and Reserve forces serving in Afghanistan and Iraq.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 24, 2005
President Addresses Military Families, Discusses War on Terror en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Honors America's National Guard And Reserve
Presidential Delegation to Gdansk, Poland for 25th Anniversary of the Solidarity Movement
 
Standing with Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne, President George W. Bush talks with the press in Donnelly, Idaho, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 23, 2005
President Discusses Iraqi Constitution with Press Pool
President to Welcome Chinese President Hu Jintao to the White House
Statement on Federal Assistance for Kansas
Statement on Federal Assistance for Louisiana
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush talks with Veterans of Foreign Wars Commander-in-chief John Furgess during his visit to the VFW national convention in Salt Lake City, Utah, August 22, 2005. White House photo by Paul Morse August 22, 2005
President Honors Veterans of Foreign Wars at National Convention en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Honoring Our Veterans
     Fact sheet President Bush Honors America's Veterans and Soldiers
Statement on Iraqi Leaders Submitting Draft Constitution to National Assembly
Statement on Federal Assistance for Wyoming
 
President George W. Bush and 2005 Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong take a ride together through a field of sunflowers on the President's ranch in Crawford, Texas on August 20, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 20, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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August 19, 2005
Statement on Appointment of Jay Lefkowitz as Special Envoy on Human Rights in North Korea
 
Vice President Dick Cheney speaks to the attendees at the 73rd National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart in Springfield, Missourri, Thursday, August 18, 2005. The organization was formed in 1932 for the protection and mutual interest of all who have, as a result of being wounded in combat, recieved the Purple Heart.  White House photo by David Bohrer August 18, 2005
Vice President's Remarks at the 73rd National Convention of the Military Order of the Purple Heart
Statement on President Requesting Senator Lugar to Travel to Algeria to Facilitate Release of Moroccan Prisoners
Personnel Announcement
 
August 17, 2005
Statement on Presidential Determination Regarding U.S. Assistance to the Government of Colombia Airbridge Denial Program
Memorandum for Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense
 
August 16, 2005
Personnel Announcement
 
August 15, 2005
President's Statement on Iraqi Draft Constitution
National Airborne Day, 2005
 
August 14, 2005
President's Statement on 70th Anniversary of Social Security
 
August 13, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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President Attends Little League Baseball Southwest Regional Championship
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August 12, 2005
President Signs Prescription Electronic Reporting Act of 2005
Presidential Delegation to Kyrgyz Republic Inauguration
Interview of the President by Israeli Television Channel 1
 
President George W. Bush briefs the media after meetings with the Defense and Foreign Policy teams Thursday, Aug. 11, 2005, at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld look on.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 11, 2005
President Meets with Defense and Foreign Policy Teams
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Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush signs the Transportation Equity Act, at the Caterpillar facility in Montgomery, Ill., Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2005. Joining the President on stage in front row, from left, are Congressman Ray LaHood, R-Ill.; Congresswoman Melissa L. Bean, D-Ill.; Congressman Jim Oberstar, D-Minn.; Congressman Tom Petri, R-Wis.; Senator Kit Bond, R-Mo.; U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Mineta; Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, R-Ill.; Congressman Bill Thomas, R-Calif.; and Congressman Bobby Rush, D-Ill. White House photo by Eric Draper August 10, 2005
President Signs Transportation Act
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President's Statement on Transportation Equity Act
Statement on Safe, Accountable, Flexible, and Efficient Transportation Equity Act
 
President George W. Bush addresses a news conference, Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2005 at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas, following a meeting to discuss the strength of the U.S. economy. At left are economic policy advisors U.S. Trade Representative Rob Portman; U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Mike Johanns.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 9, 2005
President Meets with Economic Team
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Discusses Agenda for Continued Economic Growth
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush holds the box containing the energy bill after signing the H.R. 6, The Energy Policy Act of 2005 at Sandia National Laboratory in Albuquerque, New Mexico, Monday, Aug. 8, 2005. Also on stage from left are Congressman Ralph Hall (R, TX), Congressman Joe Barton (R, TX), Senator Pete Domenici (R, NM) and Senator Jeff Bingaman (D, NM).  White House photo by Eric Draper August 8, 2005
President Signs Energy Policy Act
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     Fact sheet President's Statement on Energy Policy Act of 2005
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs Into Law a National Energy Plan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President's Statement on Energy Policy Act of 2005
     Fact sheet President Signs Energy Policy Act
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs Into Law a National Energy Plan
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
Statement by the President on Death of Peter Jennings
 
August 6, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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Vice President Dick Cheney and former President George H.W. Bush walks with newly crowned King Abdullah during a retreat at King Abdullah's Farm in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia Friday, August 5, 2005, following the death of his half-brother King Fahd who passed away August 1, 2005. Interpreter Gamal Helal, center, is also pictured.  White House photo by David Bohrer August 5, 2005
Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce
40th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act of 1965
 
President George W. Bush and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe shake hands during a joint press conference at the President's Central Texas ranch in Crawford, Texas, on August 4, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 4, 2005
President Bush, President Uribe of Colombia Discuss Terrorism and Security
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Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush poses with the American Legislative Exchange Council's Thomas Jefferson Freedom Award after speaking to the group in Dallas, Texas on Wednesday August 3, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 3, 2005
President Discusses Second Term Accomplishments and Priorities
     Fact sheet President Bush's Second Term Accomplishments and Agenda
 
President George W. Bush acknowledges the applause of legislators and administration officials Tuesday, Aug. 2. 2005 in the East room of the White House, as he signs the CAFTA Implementation Act.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 2, 2005
President Signs CAFTA-DR en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: CAFTA
President Calls Crew Members of Space Shuttle Discovery
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Space
President's Statement on H.R. 2361
Statement on H.R. 2361, H.R. 2985, S. 45, and S. 1395
Presidential Delegation to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Statement on H.R. 3423, the "Medical Device User Fee Stabilization Act of 2005"
Statement on House and Senate Resolutions
Statement on Recess Appointment
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Notice: Continuation of Emergency Regarding Export Control Regulations
 
Accompanied by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, President George W. Bush announces his nomination of John Bolton, left, as the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Monday, Aug. 1, 2005, in the Roosevelt Room of the White House.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 1, 2005
President Appoints John Bolton as Ambassador to the United Nations
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President's Statement on Death of King Fahd bin Abd al-Aziz
President Congratulates King Abdallah bin Abd on Assuming the Saudi Throne
President's Statement on Death of Sudanese First Vice President Dr. John Garang de Mabior
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
Statement on the 30th Anniversary of the Helsinki Final Act
Statement on Federal Assistance for Utah
Memorandum for the Director of OMB