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News Archive - February, 2006
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News Archive - February 2006

News releases for February 2006

President George W. Bush smiles as he and Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi meet the media in the Oval Office Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2006. The President used the occasion to commend the Prime Minister for the stability he's brought to the Italian government and to applaud his country's recent success with the Olympic Games.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt February 28, 2006
President Welcomes Italian Prime Minister Berlusconi to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Vice President's Remarks at the 46th Annual American Legion Conference
Proclamation by the President: To Implement the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
     Fact sheet In Focus: CAFTA-DR
Save Your Vision Week, 2006
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Notice: Continuation of the National Emergency Blocking Property of Persons Undermining Democratic Processes or Institutions in Zimbabwe
Message to the Congress of the United States
 
President George W. Bush addresses a meeting of the National Governors Association, Monday, Feb. 27, 2006, in the State Dining Room of the White House. President Bush talked with the governors about the nation's economy, energy issues and the global war on terror.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 27, 2006
President Addresses National Governors Association Meeting
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President's Remarks to the Republican National Governors Association
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President Signs S. 1989, Designates Holly A. Charette Post Office
The White House Announces Regional Finalists for the 2006-2007 White House Fellowships
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Idaho
Women's History Month, 2006
Establishment of the African Burial Ground National Monument
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush, standing beneath a painting of President Abraham Lincoln, Sunday evening, Feb. 26, 2006 in the State Dining Room of the White House, welcomes guests to the State Dinner for the nation's governors.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt February 26, 2006
President Bush Welcomes Nation's Governors to the White House
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February 25, 2006
President's Radio Address
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Fact Sheet: DP World: Myth Vs. Fact
 
President George W. Bush addresses the American Legion on the global war on terror, Friday, Feb. 24, 2006 at the Capital Hilton Hotel in Washington. President Bush voiced his support for free elections in the Middle East, saying that free elections are instruments of change, giving people an opportunity to organize, express views and change their existing order, strengthening the forces of freedom and allowing citizens to take control of their own destiny.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt February 24, 2006
President Addresses American Legion, Discusses Global War on Terror
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Vice President's Remarks at a Presentation of the Distinguished Service Cross to Dr. Bernard Bail
President to Welcome Prime Minister of the Slovak Republic to the White House
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Maine
Interview of the President by PTV, Pakistan
Interview of the President by Doordarshan, India
Irish-American Heritage Month, 2006
American Red Cross Month, 2006
 
President George W. Bush holds a copy of the newly released report, The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned, while talking to reporters at a Cabinet meeting Thursday, Feb. 23, 2006 at the White House. The report reviews the federal response to Katrina and makes recommendations about how to better respond in the future.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 23, 2006
President Discusses Hurricane Katrina Lessons Learned Report with Cabinet
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     Fact sheet The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Federal Response to Hurricane Katrina: Lessons Learned
     Fact sheet President's Cabinet
President's Remarks at Chocola for Congress Reception
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush congratulates Carrietha "Katie" Ball and her sister, Karl'Nequa Ball of Jackson, Miss., after awarding them the President's Volunteer Service Awards during a White House celebration of African American History Month. White House photo by Paul Morse February 22, 2006
President Celebrates African American History Month at the White House
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     Fact sheet African American History Month 2006 Message
     Fact sheet Citations from the President's Volunteer Service Awards
     Fact sheet African American History
President Addresses Asia Society, Discusses India and Pakistan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Extends Condolences and Condemns Bombing of the Golden Mosque in Samarra to Iraqi People
President to Welcome Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi of Italy to the White House
Roundtable Interview of the President by Indian Journalists
Roundtable Interview of the President by Pakistani Journalists
To Modify Duty Free Treatment Under the Generalized System of Preferences
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 and the President of the Senate
Fact Sheet: The CFIUS Process And The DP World Transaction
Fact Sheet: The United States–UAE Bilateral Relationship
 
President George W. Bush leads a panel discussion with experts on energy conservation and efficiency at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory in Golden, Colo., Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 21, 2006
President Participates in Energy Conservation & Efficiency Panel
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     Fact sheet Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet State of the Union: The Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Discusses Port Security
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The United States–UAE Bilateral Relationship
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The CFIUS Process And The DP World Transaction
     Fact sheet The National Strategy for Maritime Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
Roundtable Interview of the President by the Press Pool
 
President George W. Bush views a hybrid vehicle powered by Lithium-ion batteries during a tour by Johnson Controls' CEO John Barth, far right, and employee Mike Andrew at the Johnson Controls' Battery Technology Center in Glendale, Wisconsin, Monday, Feb. 20, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper February 20, 2006
President Discusses Advanced Energy Initiative In Milwaukee
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     Fact sheet Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet State of the Union: The Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Discusses Solar Technology and Energy Initiatives in Michigan
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     Fact sheet Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet State of the Union: The Advanced Energy Initiative
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
 
February 18, 2006
President's Radio Address
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Statement on H.R. 4745, Providing an Additional $712 Million to SBA Disaster Loans Program from FEMA
 
President George W. Bush joins CENTCOM and SOCOM Commanders for a briefing at the United States Central Command Headquarters in Tampa, Florida, Friday, Feb. 17, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 17, 2006
President Discusses Global War on Terror Following Briefing at CENTCOM
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Vice President's Remarks at the 2006 Wyoming Legislature Budget Session
Fact Sheet: President Bush Receives Briefing From Military Commanders
Nominations Sent to the Senate
President's Remarks at Republican Party of Florida Dinner
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President George W. Bush joins Dr. Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, at a panel discussion Thursday, Feb. 16, 2006 on health care initiatives at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in Washington.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt February 16, 2006
President Participates in Panel Discussion on Health Care Initiatives
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     Fact sheet Reforming Health Care for the 21st Century
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
President Bush Welcomes Colombian President Uribe to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Requests $19.8 Billion for Hurricane Recovery
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Recovery
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Requests $72.4 Billion for the Global War on Terror
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses an audience Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 at Wendy's International, Inc. corporate headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, speaking on his commitment to help all Americans gain access to affordable, high-quality health care.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 15, 2006
President Discusses Health Care
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     Fact sheet Reforming Health Care for the 21st Century
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
President Signs H.R. 4636, the "Federal Deposit Insurance Reform Conforming Amendments Act of 2005"
Interview of the Vice President by Brit Hume, FOX News
 
President George W. Bush holds up a University of Texas Longhorns jersey with head football coach Mack Brown, as they give the 'Hook Em Horns' sign, Tuesday, Feb. 14, 2006 on the South Lawn of the White House, during ceremonies to honor the 2005 NCAA Football Champions. White House photo by Paul Morse February 14, 2006
President Welcomes University of Texas Longhorns, 2005 NCAA Football Champions, to the White House
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President's Statement on Anniversary of Assassination of Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri
Message to the Congress of the United States
Statement by the Office of the Vice President
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush meets with Secretary-General of the United Nations, Kofi Annan, Monday, Feb. 13, 2006 in the Oval Office of the White House.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt February 13, 2006
President Bush Presents National Medals of Science and Technology
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President Bush Meets with U.N. Secretary General Annan
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Congratulates Chicago White Sox, 2005 World Series Champions
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Presidential Delegation to Attend Closing Ceremonies of the 2006 Olympic Games in Turin, Italy
Setting the Record Straight: The Washington Post's Sebastian Mallaby on Health Savings Accounts
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Statement by the Office of the Vice President
 
Laura Bush, her daughter, Barbara, and members of the U.S. Olympic Delegation, cheer on American Speed Skater Chad Hedrick Saturday, Feb. 11, 2006, during his heat at the 2006 U.S. Winter Olympics, in Turin, Italy. Hedrick went on to win the first gold medal for the United States.  White House photo by Shealah Craighead February 11, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Medicare
 
President George W. Bush welcomes Rebecca Garang, the Minister of Transportation, Roads and Bridges of the Government of Southern Sudan, to the Oval Office, Friday, Feb. 10, 2006 at the White House.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 10, 2006
President Addresses House Republican Conference
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Statement on "State High Risk Pool Funding Extension Act of 2006"
Setting the Record Straight: The New York Times Story On Hurricane Preparations
     Fact sheet Setting the Record Straight
Nomination Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the global war on terror Thursday, Feb. 9, 2006 to an audience at the National Guard Memorial Building in Washington.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 9, 2006
President Discusses Progress in War on Terror to National Guard
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Bush Welcomes President of Poland to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Thanks Domestic Policy Advisor Claude Allen for Service
President to Welcome President Saca of El Salvador to the White House
Remarks by the Vice President on the 2006 Agenda
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses his remarks on the 2007 Budget and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, in a speech to the Business and Industry Association of New Hampshire, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2006 in Manchester, N.H.  White House photo by Paul Morse February 8, 2006
President Discusses 2007 Budget and Deficit Reduction in New Hampshire
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     Fact sheet In Focus: 2007 Budget
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President Signs S.1932, Deficit Reduction Act of 2005
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush Signs Deficit Reduction Act
     Fact sheet In Focus: 2007 Budget
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President's Statement on Signing the "Deficit Reduction Act of 2005"
     Fact sheet In Focus: 2007 Budget
President Bush Welcomes King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Message To the Congress of the United States
Executive Order: Blocking Property of Certain Persons Contributing to the Conflict in Côte D'Ivoire
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and Secretary of Defense
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush addresses guests at the homegoing celebration for Coretta Scott King, Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2006 at the New Birth Missionary Church in Atlanta, Ga. In the background-right are Mrs. Laura Bush, former President Bill Clinton, U.S. Sen. Hillary Clinton, former President George H. W. Bush, former President Jimmy Carter, Mrs. Roslyn Carter and U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 7, 2006
President Honors Coretta Scott King at Homegoing Celebration
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     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Remembering Coretta Scott King
Interview of the Vice President by Jim Lehrer
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Ben Bernanke after he was sworn in Monday, Feb. 6, 2006, as Chairman of the Federal Reserve.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt February 6, 2006
President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke
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President Honors Dance Theatre of Harlem at the White House
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Press Briefing on the President's Fiscal Year 2007 Budget by Office of Management and Budget Director Joshua B. Bolten
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Highlights of the President's FY2007 Budget
     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget 2007
Text of a Letter from the President to the Chairmen of the House and Senate Committees on Armed Services, Chairman of the House Committee on International Relations, and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs
A Proclamation by the President: Death of Coretta Scott King
     Fact sheet Photo Essay: Remembering Coretta Scott King
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
February 4, 2006
President's Radio Address
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President's Statement on IAEA Board Vote to Report Iran to U.N. Security Council
Statement on U.S. Condemnation of Embassy Burnings in Syria
President and Mrs. Bush to Attend Coretta Scott King Funeral
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush participate in panel on American competitiveness Friday, Feb. 3, 2006, during a visit to Intel Corporation in Rio Rancho, N.M.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 3, 2006
President Participates in American Competitiveness Panel in New Mexico
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     Fact sheet American Competitiveness Initiative
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs and Economy
President Visits Science and Engineering High School in Texas
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Signs Extension of USA Patriot Act Provisions
President Extends Condolences for the Victims in the Sinking of an Egyptian Ferry in the Red Sea
President to Welcome United Nations Secretary-General to the White House
President to Welcome King Abdullah of Jordan to the White House
Statement on Federal Assistance for California
Statement on Federal Assistance for Nevada
Memorandum for the Secretary of Labor
National Consumer Protection Week, 2006
Fact Sheet: Economic Growth Continues - Unemployment Rate Falls to 4.7 Percent
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
Interview of the Vice President by Laura Ingraham
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Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on American competitiveness at the 3M Corporation in Maplewood, Minn., Thursday, Feb. 2, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 2, 2006
President Discusses American Competitiveness Agenda in Minnesota
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     Fact sheet American Competitiveness Initiative
     Fact sheet American Competitiveness Initiative: Leading the World in Innovation
President Attends 54th Annual National Prayer Breakfast
President's Statement on U.S.-Republic of Korea Free Trade Agreement
Press Gaggle by Scott McClellan, John Marburger, Director of Office of Science & Technology Policy and Claude Allen, Assistant to the President for Domestic Policy
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Bush wave to the audience following the President's remarks on the 2006 agenda, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 2006 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville.  White House photo by Eric Draper February 1, 2006
President Discusses 2006 Agenda
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President Attends Swearing-In Ceremony for Associate Justice Samuel Alito
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President's Statement on House Passage of Spending Reduction Package
President's Statement on the New Freedom Initiative
American Heart Month, 2006
Interview of the Vice President by Rush Limbaugh
Fact Sheet: Continuing the Fight Against HIV/AIDS in America