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News Archive - December, 2005
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News Archive - December 2005

News releases for December 2005

December 31, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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President George W. Bush signs into law H.R. 3010, the "Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006" from the Bush ranch Friday, Dec. 30, 2005, in Crawford, Texas.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead December 30, 2005
President's Statement on Signing of H.R. 2863, the "Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006"
President Signs House and Senate Resolutions
President's Statement on the Department of Defense, Emergency Supplemental Appropriations to Address Hurricanes in the Gulf of Mexico, and Pandemic Influenza Act, 2006
President's Statement on H.R. 3010, the 'Department of Labor, Heath and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2006'
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense
Memorandum for the Secretary of Commerce, Secretary of Labor and United States Trade Representative
Presidential Message: New Year's Day, 2006
 
December 26, 2005
President Offers Thoughts and Prayers, Remains Committed to Helping Those Affected by the Tsunami Tragedy One Year Ago
 
President George W. Bush speaks to members of the United States Armed Forces during Christmas Eve phone calls at Camp David, Saturday, Dec. 24, 2005.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 24, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2005
Statement on Conviction of Egyptian Politician Ayman Nour
 
President George W. Bush speaks to the media Thursday, Dec. 22, 2005, on the South Lawn of the White House before leaving for Camp David. The President spoke about the Patriot Act extension saying, "We're still under threat, there's still an enemy that wants to harm us and they understand the Patriot Act is an important tool for those of us here in the Executive Branch to use to protect our fellow citizens."  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt December 22, 2005
President Discusses Accomplishments and Future Priorities
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush's Accomplishments in 2005
President Applauds Congress for Passing Defense Appropriations Bill
President Pledges to Work with Congress to Re-Authorize Patriot Act
Statement on House and Senate Resolutions
Statement on Countries Eligible for Economic and Trade Benefits under African Growth and Opportunity Act
Executive Order: Adjustments of Certain Rates of Pay
     Fact sheet 2006 Salary Tables and Related Information
Executive Order: Providing An Order of Succession Within the Department of Defense
Proclamation by the President: To Take Certain Actions Under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, 2005
Proclamation by the President: To Implement the United States-Morocco Free Trade Agreement
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of Defense
Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation
National Mentoring Month, 2006
Fact Sheet: Fiscal Year 2006: Keeping the Commitment to Restrain Spending
 
President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Marine Cpl. Andrew L. Tinsley of Annapolis, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 21, 2005, after Cpl Tinsley was presented the Purple Heart during a visit by the President and Laura Bush to the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 21, 2005
President and Mrs. Bush Thank Military Medical Caregivers
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President Signs H.R. 4440, the Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A Commitment to Continued Recovery and Rebuilding in the Gulf Coast
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
President Urges Senate to Reauthorize Patriot Act and Pass Defense Bill en Español
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President Appreciates Senate Extension of Patriot Act, Looks Forward to Re-Authorization in July
President Applauds Congress for Vote to Reduce Entitlement Spending
Statement on Additional Disaster Assistance for Mississippi from Hurricane Katrina
Statement on H.R. 4440, the "Gulf Opportunity Zone Act of 2005"
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush stands by as John Danilovich signs appointment affidavits after being sworn in Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2005, as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Millennium Challenge Corporation during ceremonies at the U.S. Department of State. Looking on are Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and members of Mr. Danilovich's family.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 20, 2005
President Attends Swearing-In of Millennium Challenge CEO
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President Signs "Stem Cell Therapeutic and Research Act of 2005"
President Signs S. 52, S. 136, S. 212, S. 279 and S. 1886
Statement on Additional Federal Disaster Assistance for Louisiana
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for South Dakota
Vice President's Remarks During a Tour of the 212th Mobile Army Surgical Hospital
Vice President's Remarks in a Meeting with Pakistan President Pervez Musharraf
Vice President's Remarks to the Traveling Press
Remarks by Stephen Hadley, Assistant to the President for National Security Affairs
Memorandum for the Director of National Intelligence
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Interview of the Vice President by CNN
 
Reporters gather in the East Room of the White House Monday, Dec. 19, 2005, for the President's press conference. The President reiterated his constitutional responsibility and his constitutional authority to protect the country.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 19, 2005
Press Conference of the President en Español
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President Visits "Toys for Tots" Collection Center
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President Thanks Speaker and House Leaders for Meeting National Priorities
President Congratulates the Afghan People on Inauguration of Afghan National Assembly
Statement on President Congratulating Congolese People on Voting for New Constitution
Presidential Message: Christmas 2005
Presidential Message: Hanukkah 2005
Presidential Message: Kwanzaa 2005
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops in Afghanistan
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses the nation Sunday, Dec. 18, 2005, from the Oval Office of the White House. Said the President, "Next week, Americans will gather to celebrate Christmas and Hanukkah. Many families will be praying for loved ones spending this season far from home in Iraq, Afghanistan or other dangerous places. Our Nation joins in those prayers. We pray for the safety and strength of our troops." White House photo by Eric Draper December 18, 2005
President's Address to the Nation en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops in Iraq
Interview of the Vice President by ABC News
Statement on H.J. Res. 75
 
President George W. Bush delivers live radio address from the Roosevelt Room in the White House, Saturday, December 17, 2005.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt December 17, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Samir Sumaidaie, Iraq Ambassador to the United Nations, in the Oval Office Friday, Dec. 16, 2005. The Ambassador holds up his finger, dyed purple to signify his vote yesterday in his country's parliamentary elections.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 16, 2005
President Meets with Ambassador to the United Nations from Iraq
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Vice President to Travel to the Middle East
President Commends Congress for Passing Tax Incentives to Assist Gulf Coast Region
President Calls on U.S. Senate to End Filibuster of the Patriot Act
Message to the Congress of the United States
Message to the Congress of the United States on Information Sharing
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Heads of Executive Departments and Agencies
President Announces Delegation to Indonesia for the Indian Ocean Tsunami Commemoration
Statement on Federal Assistance for Connecticut
Wright Brothers Day, 2005
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
President Applauds House for Passing Immigration Reform Bill
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
President George W. Bush stands with out-of-country Iraqi voters Thursday in the Oval Office of the White House. The President told the media later, "I was struck by how joyous they were to be able to vote for a government -- a permanent government under a new constitution." White House photo by Paul Morse December 15, 2005
President Visits with Iraqi Out-Of-Country Voters
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President Meets with McCain & Warner, Discusses Position on Interrogation
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Statement on Assistance for Africa Under President's Malaria Initiative
Fact Sheet: Protecting New Orleans From Future Flooding
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Relief
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President Bush acknowledges applause during his remarks on the War on Terror Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2005, at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington D.C. Speaking of this week's elections in Iraq, President Bush told the audience, "We are living through a watershed moment in the story of freedom."  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt December 14, 2005
President Discusses Iraqi Elections, Victory in the War on Terror en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President Commends House for Reauthorizing the Patriot Act
Statement on Presidential Directive on U.S. Efforts for Reconstruction and Stabilization
Executive Order: Improving Agency Disclosure of Information
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush smiles at 85-year-old Eloise Cartwright as he joins the residents of Greenspring Village Retirement Community and others for a roundtable discussion on the Medicare Prescription Drug Benefit Tuesday, Dec. 13, 2005, in Springfield, Va.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 13, 2005
President Participates in Medicare Roundtable with Seniors
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush walks onto the stage during his introduction before delivering remarks on the War on Terror in front of members of the World Affairs Council of Philadelphia, Monday, Dec. 12, 2005.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 12, 2005
President Discusses War on Terror and Upcoming Iraqi Elections en Español
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Democracy in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Statement on the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) Summit Declaration
President Condemns Murder of Gebran Tueni of Lebanon
 
The view onstage at the National Building Museum in Washington Sunday, Dec. 11, 2005, during the 24th Annual Christmas in Washington. More than 800 guests, including President George W. Bush and Laura Bush, attended the show which benefits the Children's National Medical Center.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead December 11, 2005
President and Mrs. Bush Attend "Christmas in Washington"
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2005
 
December 10, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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Statement by the Press Secretary on a Call for the Release of Dr. Kamal Labwani and Other
 
President George W. Bush takes a brisk walk along the colonnade in the Rose Garden Friday morning, Dec. 9, 2005.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt December 9, 2005
Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2005
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Statement on Federal Assistance for Alaska
President's Remarks at Mark Kennedy '06 and Minnesota Republican Party Victory Reception
 
President George W. Bush and Austria Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel exchange handshakes during the Chancellor's visit Thursday, Dec. 8, 2005, to the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 8, 2005
President Bush Meets with Austria Chancellor Wolfgang Schuessel
 
President George W. Bush addresses a meeting of the Council on Foreign Relations, Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005 in Washington, speaking on the war on terror and the rebuilding of Iraq.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 7, 2005
President Discusses War on Terror and Rebuilding Iraq en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Rebuilding Iraq
President's Statement on Governor Carroll Campbell
Statement on H.R. 584 and H.R. 680
Setting the Record Straight: Rep. Pelosi Downplays Progress In Iraq
 
President George W. Bush participates in the Menorah lighting at the White House with Rabbi Joshua Skoff and members of the Skoff family, Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2005, prior to the annual White House Hanukkah reception.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt December 6, 2005
President Meets with World Health Organization Director-General
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Healthcare
President and Mrs. Bush Participate in Menorah Lighting Ceremony
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2005
President to Welcome Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt to the White House
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the economy and tax relief to an audience in Kernersville, N.C., following a tour of the John Deere-Hitachi excavator assembly line, Monday, Dec. 5, 2005. White House photo by Eric Draper December 5, 2005
President Discusses Economy and Tax Relief in North Carolina
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush's Agenda for Economic Growth
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President and Mrs. Bush Host Children's Holiday Reception
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2005
Fact Sheet: Progress on the 9/11 Commission Recommendations
 
President George W. Bush and Laura Bush pose with the Kennedy Center honorees, from left to right, actress Julie Harris, actor Robert Redford, singer Tina Turner, ballet dancer Suzanne Farrell and singer Tony Bennett, Sunday, Dec. 4, 2005, during the reception in the Blue Room at the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper December 4, 2005
President Welcomes Kennedy Center Honorees to the White House
 
December 3, 2005
President's Radio Address en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
President George W. Bush is seen in the Rose Garden of the White House, Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, as he speaks on the growth of the economy with news of 215,000 jobs added for the month of November and third-quarter growth this year was 4.3 percent.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 2, 2005
President Discusses Strong Economic Growth and Job Creation en Español
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President's Statement on Andrew Natsios
 
President George W. Bush smiles as he looks back at Thandazile Darby and her two children, 4-year-old Lewis, and 5-year-old Emily. The South African visitors were guests at the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, during the President's remarks on World AIDS Day.  White House photo by Paul Morse December 1, 2005
President and Mrs. Bush Discuss HIV/AIDS Initiatives on World AIDS Day
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Commemorating World AIDS Day
     Fact sheet Office of National AIDS Policy
World AIDS Day, 2005
President Bush Lights National Christmas Tree at Pageant of Peace
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     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2005
President Signs H.R. 4145 to Place Statue of Rosa Parks in U.S. Capitol
Statement on H.R. 4145, Directing a Statue of Rosa Parks be placed in U.S. Capitol in National Statuary Hall
Statement on Federal Assistance for Kentucky
Statement by the Press Secretary on Bill Signings