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News Archive - January, 2006
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News Archive - January 2006

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President George W. Bush reacts to applause during his State of the Union Address at the Capitol, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper January 31, 2006
President Bush Delivers State of the Union Address
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     Fact sheet State of the Union 2006
     Fact sheet A Strong America Leading the World
     Fact sheet American Competitiveness Initiative
     Fact sheet The Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet Affordable And Accessible Health Care
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by Death of Coretta Scott King
     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Remembering Coretta Scott King
President Congratulates Judge Alito on Senate Confirmation
     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
President's Statement on Senate Approval of Ben Bernanke as Next Federal Reserve Chairman
President Congratulates Kuwaiti's New Amir
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush, flanked by Treasury Secretary John Snow and Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, addresses members of the Cabinet Monday, Jan. 30, 2006, in the Cabinet Room of the White House. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt January 30, 2006
President Bush Meets with the Cabinet
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     Fact sheet President's Cabinet
President Pleased by Senate's Failure to Obstruct Vote for Judge Alito's Supreme Court Nomination
     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
Fourth Anniversary of USA Freedom Corps, 2006
     Fact sheet USA Freedom Corps
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
Mrs. Bush to Lead Presidential Delegation to the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy
Personnel Announcement
 
January 28, 2006
President's Radio Address
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 President George W. Bush meets with Lebanese Parliment member Saad Hariri in the Oval Office Friday, Jan. 27, 2006. "We've just had a very interesting and important discussion about our mutual desire for Lebanon to be free; free of foreign influence, free of Syrian intimidation, free to chart its own course," said the President.  White House photo by Paul Morse January 27, 2006
President Welcomes Lebanese Parliament Member Saad Hariri to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
National African American History Month, 2006
     Fact sheet African American History
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush smiles as he listens to reporter's question Thursday, Jan. 26, 2006, during a press conference at the White House that covered several topics including economy, the upcoming election year and fiscal policy.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt January 26, 2006
Press Conference of the President
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Nebraska
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media during a visit to the National Security Agency in Fort Meade, Md., Wednesday, Jan. 25, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 25, 2006
President Visits National Security Agency
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
President Meets with Former Law Clerks of Judge Samuel Alito
     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
Nominations Sent to the Senate
President Announces Attorney General Gonzales to Lead U.S. Delegation to Attend Honduras Inauguration
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Pakistan Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz to the Oval Office, Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2006. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt January 24, 2006
President Welcomes Prime Minister Aziz of Pakistan to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Setting the Record Straight: Charges Of "Domestic Spying"
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
Statement on a Call for the Release of Remaining Prisoners of Conscience in Syria
President Announces Secretary Jackson to Lead U.S. Delegation to Attend Funeral of Kosovo President Ibrahim Rugova
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the global war on terror at Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kan., Monday, Jan. 23, 2006. "History has shown that democracies yield the peace, said the President talking about the War or Terror and Iraq. "Europe is free, whole, and at peace because the nations are democratic."  White House photo by Eric Draper January 23, 2006
President Discusses Global War on Terror at Kansas State University
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President Calls "March for Life" Participants
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President's Statement on Death of President Ibrahim Rugova of Kosovo
 
January 22, 2006
Setting the Record Straight: Democrats Continue to Attack Terrorist Surveillance Program
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
 
January 21, 2006
President's Radio Address
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Students from Loudoun Country Day School react as they view the departure of Marine One with President George W. Bush aboard on the South Lawn, Friday, Jan. 20, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 20, 2006
Policy Memorandum: A Historical Comparison of the Current Economic Expansion
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
Interview of the Vice President by Hugh Hewitt
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for South Carolina
National Sanctity of Human Life Day, 2006
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the economy at JK Moving and Storage in Sterling, Va., Thursday, Jan. 19, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 19, 2006
President Highlights Importance of Small Business in Economic Growth
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush's Pro-Growth and Small Business Agenda
     Fact sheet In Focus: Small Business
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President Meets with Foundations to Help Aid Gulf Coast Recovery
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
Vice President's Remarks on Iraq and the War on Terror at the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research
Interview of the Vice President by Neil Cavuto, FOX News
Interview of the Vice President by Larry Kudlow, CNBC
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush exchanges handshakes with Mr. Mohammed Jaber during a visit at the White House Wednesday, Jan. 18, 2006, with victims of Saddam Hussein. Mr. Jaber is a former Iraqi journalist who was jailed for writing a story that raised questions about how oil money was being spent.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 18, 2006
President Meets with Victims of Saddam Hussein, Discusses Progress
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Statement on U.S. Pledge of $334 Million in Global Fight Against Bird Flu
     Fact sheet In Focus: Pandemic Flu
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Terrorists Who Threaten to Disrupt the Middle East Peace Process
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush breaks out in laughter as he listens to Belgian Prime Minister Guy Verhofstadt Tuesday, January 17, 2006, during the Prime Minister's visit to the Oval Office.  White House photo by Paul Morse January 17, 2006
President Welcomes Belgian Prime Minister to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President to Welcome Polish President Lech Kaczynski to the White House
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the House and Senate Committees on Foreign Relations, International Relations, and Appropriations
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks at Georgetown University's "Let Freedom Ring" Celebration Honoring Dr. Martin Luther King at the John F. Kennedy Center and Performing Arts, Monday, Jan. 16, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 16, 2006
President Honors Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. at "Let Freedom Ring" Celebration
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President Views Emancipation Proclamation at National Archives
     Fact sheet The Emancipation Proclamation
President's Statement on the Death of Sheikh Jabir of Kuwait
 
January 14, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
 
Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany, adjusts her earpiece as President George W. Bush begins his remarks during a joint press availability Friday, Jan. 13, 2006, in the East Room of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper January 13, 2006
President Welcomes German Chancellor Merkel to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Discusses Central American Relief and Reconstruction Efforts
President to Welcome Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz to the White House
Vice President to Travel to Egypt and Saudi Arabia
Executive Order: Designating the Global Fund to Fight Aids, Tuberculosis and Malaria as a Public International Organization Entitled to Enjoy Certain Privileges, Exemptions, and Immunities
Martin Luther King, Jr., Federal Holiday, 2006
Religious Freedom Day, 2006
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on gulf coast reconstruction in Bay St. Louis, Miss., Thursday, Jan. 12, 2006. "I can remember coming here, the times I came, and looked hard in people's eyes and saw a sense of desperation and worry and deep, deep concern about the future," said the President. I'm sure there is still concern about the future, but the eyes have cleared up"  White House photo by Eric Draper January 12, 2006
President Visits Mississippi, Discusses Gulf Coast Reconstruction
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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 Participates in Roundtable with Small Business Owners and Community Leaders in New Orleans
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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
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush greets the crowd after remarks on the Global War on Terror in Louisville, Kentucky, Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper January 11, 2006
President Participates in Discussion on the Global War on Terror
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
Fact Sheet: The Asia-Pacific Partnership on Clean Development and Climate
Interview of the Vice President by Tony Snow
Interview of the Vice President by Sean Hannity
President Signs H.R. 4340, U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement
Statement on H.R. 4340, "U.S.-Bahrain Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act"
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Relating to Cuba and of the Emergency Authority Relating to the Regulation of the Anchorage and Movement of Vessels
Statement on Federal Assistance for Texas
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush steps on stage to address members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars about achieving victory in Iraq in Washington, D.C., Jan. 10, 2006. "History has shown that free nations are peaceful nations," said the President. "And by helping Iraqis build a lasting democracy, we spread the hope of liberty across a troubled region, we will gain new allies in the cause of freedom. By spreading democracy and freedom, we're laying the foundation of peace for generations to come."  White House photo by Paul Morse January 10, 2006
President Addresses Veterans of Foreign Wars on the War on Terror
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Progress and the Work Ahead in Iraq
     Fact sheet National Strategy for Victory in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
President Signs H.R. 972, Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Human Trafficking
President's Statement on H.R. 972, the "Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005"
Statement on H.R. 972, the "Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005"
Statement on House Resolutions
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
 
President George W. Bush and Education Secretary Margaret Spellings visit with students at North Glen Elementary School in Glen Burnie, Md., Monday, Jan. 9, 2006. "This is a fine school," said the President in his remarks about 'No Child Left Behind' at the school. "We're here to herald excellence. We're here to praise the law that is working. I'm here to thank the teachers, not only here, but around the state of Maryland and around the country, who are dedicating their lives to providing hope for our future." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt January 9, 2006
President Discusses Education, Celebrates NCLB's 4th Anniversary
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: No Child Left Behind - Strengthening America's Education System
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Discusses Confirmation Hearing of Judge Alito with Press
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
President Announces Secretary Johanns to Lead U.S. Delegation to Kazakhstan Inauguration
Presidential Message: Eid Al-Adha
Personnel Announcement
 
January 7, 2006
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses an audience at the Economic Club of Chicago, Friday, Jan. 6, 2006 in Chicago, discussing the strength and growth of the U.S. economy. White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt January 6, 2006
President Discusses Strong and Growing Economy
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush's Agenda for Job Creation and Economic Opportunity
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Economic Growth Continues - Unemployment Falls Below 5 Percent
President Signs H.R. 1815, the "National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2006"
President's Statement on H.R. 1815, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2006"
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Notice of Intention to Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement with Peru
Vice President's Remarks on the Economy
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush poses for a photo Thursday, Jan. 5, 2006 in the Oval Office with former Secretaries of State and Secretaries of Defense from both Republican and Democratic administrations, following a meeting on the strategy for victory in Iraq. From left to right are former Secretary of Defense Harold Brown, former Secretary of State Lawrence Eagleburger, former Secretary of State James Baker, former Secretary of State Colin Powell, former Secretary of Defense James Schlesinger, Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, Vice President Dick Cheney, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former Secretary of State George Schultz, former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird, former Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former Secretary of State Alexander Haig, former Secretary of Defense Frank Carlucci, former Secretary of Defense William Perry and former Secretary of Defense William Cohen.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 5, 2006
President Meets with Current & Former Secretaries of State and Defense
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Renewal in Iraq
President's Remarks at U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Signs H.R. 3402, the "Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005"
 
President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks on the global war on terror, Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2006, to an audience at the Pentagon, following a Department of Defense briefing with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and Joint Chiefs of Staff General Peter Pace.  White House photo by Eric Draper January 4, 2006
President Discusses War on Terror Following Pentagon Briefing
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Vice President's Remarks on Iraq and the War on Terror
President's Statement on Health of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon
Statement on Death of His Highness Shaykh Maktoum bin Rashid Al Maktoum
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for North Dakota
Statement on Federal Assistance for Minnesota
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
Setting the Record Straight: Critics Launch Attacks Against Program to Detect and Prevent Terrorist Attacks
 
President George W. Bush meets with administration official and U. S. Attorneys to talk about the use and reauthorization of the PATRIOT Act in the Roosevelt Room Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006. "This Patriot Act was passed overwhelmingly by the United States Congress in 2001," said the President in his remarks to the press. "Members from both parties came together and said we will give those on the front line of protecting America the tools necessary to protect American citizens, and at the same time, guard the civil liberties of our citizens." White House photo by Eric Draper January 3, 2006
President Discusses Use and Reauthorization of USA PATRIOT Act
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     Fact sheet In Focus: USA PATRIOT Act
U.S. Attorneys Discuss Patriot Act Meeting with the President
 
President George W. Bush speaks with the press on Sunday, January 1, 2006, at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. During his visit to the Medical Center, the President presented nine soldiers with a Purple Heart Award and visited with wounded soldiers and their families.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead January 1, 2006
President Visits Troops at Brooke Army Medical Center
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense