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News Archive - September 2005

News releases for September 2005

During the Armed Forces Farewell Tribute in Honor of General Richard B. Myers and Armed Forces Hail in Honor of General Peter Pace at Fort Myer's Summerall Field in Ft. Myer, Va., Friday, Sept. 30, 2005, President George W. Bush thanks General Richard B. Myers, with wife Mary Jo Myers, for his service as Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. White House photo by Paul Morse September 30, 2005
President Honors General Richard B. Myers in Farewell Tribute
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
President to Welcome Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas
Presidential Message: Rosh Hashanah, 5766
U.S.-Russia Mark Major Nonproliferation Milestone
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement on House Resolutions
Executive Order: Further Amendment to Executive Order 13369, Relating to the President's Advisory Panel on Federal Tax Reform
Executive Order: Continuance of Certain Federal Advisory Committees and Amendments to and Revocation of Other Executive Orders
National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, 2005
National Disability Employment Awareness Month, 2005
National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 2005
Child Health Day, 2005
 
President George W. Bush walks with Judge John Roberts, his wife, Jane Marie Sullivan Roberts, and Associate Justice John Paul Stevens to the East Room of the White House Thursday, Sept. 29, 2005, where Judge Roberts was sworn in as Chief Justice of the United States.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 29, 2005
President's Remarks at Swearing-In Ceremony of Chief Justice Roberts
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     Fact sheet Photo Essay: New Supreme Court Chief Justice
     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
Statement on H.R. 3649, S. 1340, and S. 1368
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Message to the Congress of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush issues a statement, Wednesday, Sept. 28, 2005 in the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, on the war on terror following his meeting with U.S. Army Generals John Abizaid and George W. Casey. President Bush is also joined by Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Richard B. Myers.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 28, 2005
President Meets with Generals Abizaid and Casey, Discusses War on Terror en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President to Welcome Polish President Kwasniewski to the White House
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Message to the Senate of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
White House Fall Garden Tour
 
President George W. Bush speaks with Lt. Gen. Russel Honore after arriving Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2005, in Lake Charles, La., for a meeting with state officials. With them are Lake Charles Mayor Randy Roach, left, and U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad Allen.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 27, 2005
President Discusses Hurricane Rita Relief with Louisiana Officials
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President's Remarks to Press Pool in Beaumont, Texas
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Statement on Extension of Federal Assistance for Texas from Hurricane Rita
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, appearing at the U.S. Department of Energy, Monday, Sept. 26, 2005 in Washington, talks about the effects of Hurricane Rita on the energy situation in the Gulf of Mexico. President Bush is joined by U.S. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman and U.S. Interior Secretary Gale Norton.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 26, 2005
President Discusses Hurricane Effects on Energy Supply
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Discusses Energy Supplies in the Gulf Region
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
U.S. Response to IRA Statement on Decommissioning
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
 
President George W. Bush thanks emergency personnel inside the FEMA Joint Field Office in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Sunday, Sept. 25, 2005.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 25, 2005
President, Louisiana Governor Briefed on Hurricane Rita in Baton Rouge
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President's Remarks During Hurricane Rita Briefing in Texas
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
 
President George W. Bush hugs a worker while visiting with emergency personnel inside the Texas Emergency Operations Center in Austin, Texas, Saturday, Sept. 24, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper September 24, 2005
President Updates Press Pool on Hurricane Developments
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Thanks Emergency Operations Personnel
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Arrives in San Antonio, Briefed on Hurricane Rita
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President's Radio Address en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Statement on Vice President Cheney's Medical Procedure
Federal Major Disaster Assistance in Louisiana for Hurricane Rita
Federal Major Disaster Assistance in Texas for Hurricane Rita
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media during a visit to FEMA headquarters Friday, Sept. 23, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 23, 2005
President Briefed on Hurricane Rita Preparations at FEMA
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Federal Government's Hurricane Rita Preparations
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Presents Medal of Honor to Corporal Tibor "Ted" Rubin
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President Signs "Flexibility for Displaced Workers Act" and "Katrina Emergency Tax Relief Act of 2005"
Personnel Announcement
 
Standing with President Bush as he delivers a statement Thursday, Sept. 22, 2005, at the Pentagon on the War on Terror are: Vice President Dick Cheney; Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld; Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and General Richard Myers, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead September 22, 2005
President Discusses War on Terror and Hurricane Preparation
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Welcomes King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House
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Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses an audience, Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2005 at the Republican Jewish Coalition's 20th Anniversary Celebration in Washington.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 21, 2005
President's Remarks at Republican Jewish Coalition 20th Anniversary
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Statement on H.R. 3169, the "Pell Grant Hurricane and Disaster Relief Act"
Statement on Federal Assistance for Louisiana from Hurricane Rita
Statement on Federal Assistance for Texas from Hurricane Rita
Statement on President Congratulating Sudan on Opening New National Assembly and Appointing the Government of National Unity's Cabinet Members
     Fact sheet In Focus: Africa
President to Welcome European Commission President Barroso to the White House
Statement on S. 264 and S. 276
Gold Star Mother's Day, 2005
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House Committees on Appropriations, Armed Services, and International Relations and the
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Persons who Commit, Threaten to Commit, or Support Terrorism
Message to the Congress of the United States
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush greets construction workers outside the Folgers Coffee plant in New Orleans, LA, Tuesday, Sept. 20, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper September 20, 2005
President's Remarks at Governor's Commission Briefing in Mississippi
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President's Remarks to the Travel Pool in Louisiana
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President's Statement on Death of Simon Wiesenthal
Statement on Federal Assistance for Florida from Tropical Storm Rita
Statement on H.R. 804 and H.R. 3669
 
Flanked by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff, President George W. Bush speaks to members of the Homeland Security Council during a meeting Monday, Sept. 19, 2005, in the Cabinet Room of the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 19, 2005
President Meets with Homeland Security Council
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President Welcomes Prime Minister of Thailand to the White House
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Joint Statement Between President George W. Bush and Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra
Statement by the President on the Carter-Baker Commission
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Statement on Federal Assistance for Maine
Statement on Federal Assistance for New Jersey
Statement on Federal Assistance for New Hampshire
Statement on Federal Assistance for Rhode Island
 
September 18, 2005
President Congratulates Afghan People and Government on Successful Parliamentary Elections
 
September 17, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush bows his head in prayer during the National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Service at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington, D.C., Friday, Sept. 16, 2005. Also pictured are Laura Bush, Lynne Cheney Vice President Cheney, Secretary Rice and Secretary Rumsfeld.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 16, 2005
President's Remarks at National Day of Prayer and Remembrance Service
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     Fact sheet Proclamation: National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet Proclamation: Honoring the Memory of the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
President Welcomes Russian President Putin to the White House
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President to Welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House
President to Welcome Prime Minister of Thailand to the White House
National POW/MIA Recognition Day, 2005
National Hispanic Heritage Month, 2005 en Español
Family Day, 2005
National Farm Safety and Health Week, 2005
Mrs. Cheney Celebrates Constitution Day 2005
     Fact sheet Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2005
     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Constitution Day 2005
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day, Constitution Week, 2005
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on hurricane recovery efforts during an Address to the Nation in Jackson Square in New Orleans, La., Thursday, Sept. 15, 2005.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 15, 2005
President Discusses Hurricane Relief in Address to the Nation en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Addresses the Nation on Recovery From Katrina
Statement on President Authorizing Secretary of State to Transmit to Congress Annual Report Listing Major Illicit Drug-Producing and Drug-Transit Countries
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Message to the Congress of the United States
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
 President George W. Bush signs the Convention for the Suppression of Acts of Nuclear Terrorism Treaty at the United Nations in New York Wednesday, Sept. 14, 2005.  White House photo by Eric Draper September 14, 2005
President Addresses United Nations High-Level Plenary Meeting en Español
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Addresses the United Nations High-Level Plenary Meeting
President Addresses United Nations Security Council
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President Meets with Prime Minister Sharon of Israel at United Nations
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President Offers Toast During United Nations World Summit
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President's Remarks at National Dinner Celebrating Jewish Life in America
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Statement on Federal Assistance for North Carolina from Hurricane Ophelia
Statement on Federal Assistance for California
Statement on Federal Assistance for Connecticut
Statement on Federal Assistance for Idaho
Statement on Federal Assistance for Maryland
Statement on Federal Assistance for Massachusetts
Statement on Federal Assistance for Minnesota
Statement on Federal Assistance for Montana
Statement on Federal Assistance for Nebraska
Statement on Federal Assistance for Nevada
Statement on Federal Assistance for North Dakota
Statement on Federal Assistance for Ohio
Statement on Federal Assistance for Wisconsin
Message to the Senate of the United States
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with President Jalal Talabani of Iraq after their joint press availability Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2005, in the East Room of the White House.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead September 13, 2005
President Welcomes President Talabani of Iraq to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President Bush Meets with Chinese President Hu Jintao
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Memorandum for the Secretary of State, Secretary of the Treasury
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush, joined by New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin, is given a briefing by U.S. Army Lt. General Russel L. Honore and U.S. Coast Guard Vice Admiral Thad W. Allen, Monday, Sept. 12, 2005 at the operations center in New Orleans, La. White House photo by Paul Morse September 12, 2005
President, Lieutenant General Honore Discuss Hurricane Relief in Louisiana
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Visits School in Gulfport, Mississippi
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Congratulates Japanese Prime Minister Koizumi on Election Victory
Vice President's Remarks to the National Restaurant Association
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
Statement on Federal Assistance for Arizona
Statement on Federal Assistance for Virginia
Personnel Announcement
 
President Bush stands with Laura Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney and Mrs. Cheney as they observe a moment of silence, on the South Lawn, in honor of 9/11 victims September 11, 2005. This marks the fourth anniversary of terrorist attacks on both the World Trade Center and The Pentagon. White House photo by Krisanne Johnson September 11, 2005
President and Mrs. Bush Observe Moment of Silence for 9/11 Victims
 
Vice President Dick Cheney visits with families who have been relocated from their homes in Louisiana and Mississippi to the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas Saturday, September 10, 2005. The Convention Center has been designated as one of the many temporary shelters for Katrina Hurricane evacuees.  White House photo by David Bohrer September 10, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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Statement on President Congratulating Egyptian President Mubarak on Election
Statement on Federal Assistance for Alabama
Statement on Federal Assistance for Pennsylvania
Statement on Federal Assistance for Indiana
Statement on Federal Assistance for Iowa
Statement on Federal Assistance for Kansas
Statement on Federal Assistance for Kentucky
Statement on Federal Assistance for Missouri
Statement on Federal Assistance for South Carolina
Statement on Federal Assistance for South Dakota
 
President George W. Bush embraces one of the hundreds of family and friends who gathered on the South Lawn of the White House, Friday, Sept. 9, 2005, during the 9/11 Heroes Medal of Valor Award Ceremony, in honor of the courage and commitment of emergency services personnel who died on Sept. 11, 2001.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 9, 2005
President Remembers 9/11 Heroes at Medal of Valor Award Ceremony
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President Honors Ambassador Karen Hughes at Swearing-In Ceremony
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Statement on H.R. 3650, the "Federal Judiciary Emergency Special Sessions Act of 2005"
Patriot Day, 2005
President Proclaims National Days of Prayer and Remembrance
National Historically Black Colleges and Universities Week, 2005
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2005
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush outlines further assistance to victims of Hurricane Katrina, Thursday, Sept. 8, 2005 in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington. President Bush is joined, from left to right, by U.S. Secretary of Housing & Urban Development, Alphonso Jackson; U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services, Michael Leavitt; U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao; and U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Johanns.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 8, 2005
President Discusses Hurricane Katrina Emergency Disaster Relief en Español
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Announces New Initiatives to Provide Relief
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
National Day of Prayer and Remembrance for the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
President Thanks Saudi Arabia's Ambassador to the United States for Service
President Thanks Congress for Approving Additional Hurricane Katrina Emergency Funds
President to Travel to New York to Participate in 60th U.N. General Assembly
Statement on H.R. 3673, the "Second Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005"
Proclamation by the President: To Suspend Subchapter IV of Chapter 31 of Title 40, United States Code, Within a Limited Geographic Area in Response to the National Emergency Caused by Hurricane Katrina
Text of a Letter from the President to the Congress of the United States: National Emergencies Act
Message to the Congress of the United States Regarding Hurricane Katrina
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Certain Terrorist Attacks
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
September 7, 2005
President Honors Memory of Chief Justice William Rehnquist
     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Remembering Chief Justice William Rehnquist
Fact Sheet: President Bush Submits Second Request for Hurricane Recovery Funds en Español
President to Welcome Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to the White House
President to Welcome Macedonian Prime Minister Vlado Buckovski to the White House
Statement on Federal Assistance for Illinois
Statement on Federal Assistance for Michigan
Statement on Federal Assistance for New Mexico
Statement on Federal Assistance for Oregon
Statement on Federal Assistance for Washington
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for District of Columbia
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is joined by members of his cabinet as he speaks with news reporters, Tuesday, Sept. 6, 2005, in the Cabinet Room at the White House.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 6, 2005
President Meets with Cabinet en Español
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President Meets with Representatives from National Voluntary Organizations
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Discusses Efforts to Assist Students and School Districts en Español
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Supreme Court Nomination and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush announces from the Oval Office the nomination of Supreme Court justice nominee John Roberts as his nominee as Chief Justice on Monday morning September 5, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 5, 2005
President Nominates Judge Roberts to be Supreme Court Chief Justice
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
President Visits with Residents of Poplarville, Mississippi en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Thanks Workers at the Emergency Operations Center
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Visits Louisiana, Thanks Volunteers at Shelter
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Statement on Federal Assistance for Oklahoma
Statement on Federal Assistance for West Virginia
Statement on Federal Assistance for Georgia
Statement on Federal Assistance for North Carolina
Statement on Federal Assistance for Florida
Statement on Federal Assistance for Tennessee
Statement on Federal Assistance for Utah
Statement on Federal Assistance for Colorado
 
President George W. Bush makes a statement on the passing of Supreme Court Justice William Rehnquist on Sunday September 4, 2005.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 4, 2005
President's Statement on the Death of Chief Justice William Rehnquist
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     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Remembering Chief Justice William Rehnquist
President Visits Disaster Operations Center of the American Red Cross
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Proclamation by the President: Death of William H. Rehnquist
Proclamation by the President: Honoring the Memory of the Victims of Hurricane Katrina
 
President George W. Bush speaks to the nation during a weekly radio address, live from the Rose Garden at the White House in Washington, D.C., September 3, 2005. Accompanying the president are (L to R) Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, General Richard Myers, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Homeland Secretary Michael Chertoff.  White House photo by Paul Morse September 3, 2005
President Addresses Nation, Discusses Hurricane Katrina Relief Efforts en Español
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: America Responds to the Katrina Disaster
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Statement on Postponing the Visit of Chinese President Hu Jintao
 
President George W. Bush spends a moment with a Patrick Wright during his walking tour Friday, Sept. 2, 2005, of Biloxi, Miss. "You know, there's a lot of sadness, of course," said the President of the devastated area. "But there's also a spirit here in Mississippi that is uplifting."  White House photo by Eric Draper September 2, 2005
President Heads to Hurricane Katrina Affected Areas
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Arrives in Alabama, Briefed on Hurricane Katrina
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Tours Biloxi, Mississippi Hurricane Damaged Neighborhoods
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President Remarks on Hurricane Recovery Efforts
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Statement on H.R. 3645, the "Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act to Meet Immediate Needs Arising From the Consequences of Hurricane Katrina, 2005"
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Arkansas
Statement on Federal Emergency Assistance for Texas
Memorandum for the Secretary of Energy and Secretary of Homeland Security
President to Welcome Russian President Vladimir Putin to the White House
 
Standing with former Presidents Bill Clinton and George H. W. Bush, President George W. Bush discusses the plans to help people affected by Hurricane Katrina in the Oval Office Sept. 1, 2005. "We're working hard to repair the breaches in the levees. Federal, state, and local agencies are also cooperating to sustain life," President Bush. "That means getting food and water to those who are stranded. Medical personnel and local officials are helping hospital patients and people gathered in the Superdome to evacuate."  White House photo by Paul Morse September 1, 2005
President Asks Bush and Clinton to Assist in Hurricane Relief Efforts
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
President to Welcome Bulgarian President Purvanov to the White House
President to Welcome Maltese Prime Minister Gonzi to the White House
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies