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News Archive - August, 2006
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News Archive - August 2006

News releases for August 2006

President George W. Bush addresses the 88th Annual American Legion National Convention in Salt Lake City Thursday, Aug. 31, 2006. The President told the Legionnaires, "The war we fight today is more than a military conflict; it is the decisive ideological struggle of the 21st century." White House photo by Eric Draper August 31, 2006
President Bush Addresses American Legion National Convention
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Winning the Struggle Between Freedom and Terror in the Middle East
     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Remarks by the President at Orrin Hatch for Senate Reception
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush speaks to a crowd of nearly 2000 people during an airport welcome at the Utah Air National Guard in Salt Lake City, Utah, Aug. 30, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 30, 2006
President Bush's Remarks Upon Arrival in Utah
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President Saddened by Passing of Egypt's Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature Naguib Mahfouz
President Bush to Welcome Amir Sabah of Kuwait to the White House
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for New Mexico
Remarks by the President at Bob Corker for Senate and Tennessee Republican Party Dinner
Remarks by the President in Photo Opportunity
Personnel Announcement
     Fact sheet In Focus: Judicial Nominations
 
President George W. Bush stands with Fredy Omar outside his newly built home Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, in the Musicians' Village, where the President and Mrs. Bush hosted an outdoor luncheon for approximately 50 Habitat for Humanity volunteers in appreciation of their work at the 9th Ward home site.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 29, 2006
President and Mrs. Bush Visit New Orleans High School, Discuss Gulf Coast Recovery
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Keeping the Promise of Jackson Square: A More Hopeful Louisiana
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
President and Mrs. Bush Discuss Gulf Coast School Library Recovery Initiative
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Keeping the Promise of Jackson Square: A More Hopeful Louisiana
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
Executive Order: Improving Assistance for Disaster Victims
National Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, 2006
National Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month, 2006
Vice President's Remarks at a Rally for the Troops at Offutt Air Force Base
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush waves as he is joined by Biloxi Mayor A.J. Holloway, left, Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, during President Bush’s walking tour in the same Biloxi, Miss., neighborhood he visited following Hurricane Katrina in September 2005. The tour allowed President Bush the opportunity to assess the progress of the area’s recovery and rebuilding efforts following the devastating hurricane. White House photo by Eric Draper August 28, 2006
President Bush Discusses Gulf Coast Recovery
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A New Mississippi: Rebuilding in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
President Bush Meets with Community Leaders in Mississippi
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A New Mississippi: Rebuilding in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: President Bush's Visit to Biloxi and New Orleans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
President Visits United States Marine, Inc.
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: A New Mississippi: Rebuilding in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
Vice President's Remarks at the Veterans of Foreign Wars National Convention
 
August 26, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
 
August 25, 2006
National Day of Remembrance of Hurricane Katrina, 2006
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
President and Mrs. Bush to Host White House Summit on Malaria
     Fact sheet The White House Summit on Malaria
Presidential Message: 90th Anniversary of the National Park Service
Memorandum for the Secretary of the Interior
National Alcohol and Drug Addiction Recovery Month, 2006
 
August 24, 2006
President Bush Welcomes France's Decision to Send Troops to Lebanon
Fact Sheet: The One Year Anniversary of Hurricane Katrina
     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President of the Senate
Notice: Intention to Enter Into a Free Trade Agreement with Colombia
 
President George W. Bush smiles as he stands with Rockey Vaccarella during a statement to the media Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2006, on the White House lawn. Vaccarella, who lost his home in the wake of Hurricane Katrina and who drove to Washington D.C. to speak directly to the President, told reporters, "I just don't want the government and President Bush to forget about us," adding, "If we had this President for another four years, I think we'd be great." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt August 23, 2006
President Bush Meets with Rockey Vaccarella, Discusses Gulf Coast Rebuilding
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Hurricane Katrina
Minority Enterprise Development Week, 2006
 
President George W. Bush participates in a panel discussion Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2006, at the Minneapolis Marriott Southwest in Minnetonka, Minn., to offer perspectives on efforts to enhance health care transparency and move towards a value-based health care competition. White House photo by Paul Morse August 22, 2006
President Bush Discusses Health Transparency in Minnesota
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Health Care Transparency: Empowering Consumers to Save on Quality Care
     Fact sheet Executive Order: Promoting Quality and Efficient Health Care in Federal Government Administered or Sponsored Health Care Programs
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Executive Order: Promoting Quality and Efficient Health Care in Federal Government Administered or Sponsored Health Care Programs
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Health Transparency in Minnesota
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Health Care Transparency: Empowering Consumers to Save on Quality Care
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush emphasizes a point as he responds to a question Monday, Aug. 21, 2006, during a news conference at the White House Conference Center Briefing Room. He told the gathered media "America is making a long-term commitment to help the people of Lebanon because we believe every person deserves to live in a free, open society that respects the rights of all."  White House photo by Paul Morse August 21, 2006
Press Conference by the President
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Peace in the Middle East
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Women's Equality Day, 2006
 
August 19, 2006
President's Radio Address
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President George W. Bush gestures as he addresses his remarks to the media Friday, Aug. 18, 2006 in Camp David, Md., following a meeting with his economic advisors, from left to right, Edward P. Lazear chairman Council of Economic Advisors; Rob Portman, director of the Office of Management & Budget; U.S. Secretary of Labor, Elaine Chao; Vice President Dick Cheney; U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Henry M. Paulson; U.S. Sec. of Commerce Carlos Gutierrez; U.S. Secretary of Health & Human Services Michael O. Leavitt and Allan Hubbard, director of the National Economic Council.  White House photo by David Bohrer August 18, 2006
President Bush Meets with Economic Advisors
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush to Welcome President Alan Garcia of Peru
 
President George W. Bush signs into law H.R. 4, the Pension Protection Act of 2006, Thursday, Aug. 17, 2006. Joining him onstage in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building are, from left: Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao; Rep. Buck McKeon of California; Rep. John Boehner of Ohio; Senator Blanche Lincoln, D-Ark.; Senator Michael Enzi, R-Wyo., and Rep. Bill Thomas of California. Said the President, "Americans who spend a lifetime working hard should be confident that their pensions will be there when they retire." White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt August 17, 2006
President Bush Signs H.R. 4, the Pension Protection Act of 2006
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Pension Protection Act of 2006: Ensuring Greater Retirement Security for American Workers
President's Statement on H.R. 4, the "Pension Protection Act of 2006"
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs H.R. 4, the Pension Protection Act of 2006
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Pension Protection Act of 2006: Ensuring Greater Retirement Security for American Workers
Statement on the Terrorist Surveillance Program
Statement on U.S. Drug Interdiction Assistance to the Government of Colombia
Memorandum for the Secretary of State and the Secretary of Defense
President Designates United States Postal Service Facilities
 
President George W. Bush talks with workers during a tour of the Harley-Davidson Vehicle Operations facility Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2006 in York, Pa., where he participated in a roundtable discussion on the economy.  White House photo by Kimberlee Hewitt August 16, 2006
President Discusses Economy During Visit to Pennsylvania
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush to Welcome President Roh Moo-hyun of the Republic of Korea
Remarks by the President at Lynn Swann for Governor Reception
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media at the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean, Va., Aug. 15, 2006. Standing with President Bush are, from left: White House Homeland Security Advisor Frances Townsend; Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte; CIA Director Michael Hayden; and Director of the National Counterterrorism Center Vice Admiral John Scott Redd.  White House photo by Paul Morse August 15, 2006
President Bush Meets with Counterterrorism Team
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Texas
Vice President's Remarks at a Luncheon for Arizona Victory 2006
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush addresses the media from the U.S. State Department after a series of meetings today discussing America's foreign policy Monday, August, 14, 2006. "Friday's U.N. Security Council resolution on Lebanon is an important step forward that will help bring an end to the violence," said the President. "The resolution calls for a robust international force to deploy to the southern part of the country to help Lebanon's legitimate armed forces restore the sovereignty of its democratic government over all Lebanese territory." White House photo by Eric Draper August 14, 2006
President Discusses Foreign Policy During Visit to State Department
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Meets with Secretary of Defense and Defense Policy and Programs Team
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
President Signs H.R. 5683, S. 250, H.R. 3682, and S. 3693
 
President George W. Bush speaks with the Prime Minister of Lebanon during a phone call at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas, Saturday, Aug. 12, 2006. White House photo by Eric Draper August 12, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
President Welcomes U.N. Security Council Resolution to Bring Lasting Peace to Middle East
     Fact sheet In Focus: Peace in the Middle East
 
August 11, 2006
President Condemns Terrorist Attack in Najaf
 
President George W. Bush praised small businesses in America as being vital to the economic growth of the country Thursday, Aug. 10, 2006, during his tour and visit with employees at Fox Valley Metal-Tech in Green Bay, Wis.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 10, 2006
President Heralds U.S. Economy, Small Business in Wisconsin
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Bush Discusses Terror Plot Upon Arrival in Wisconsin
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeland Security
President's Statement on Kleptocracy
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: National Strategy to Internationalize Efforts Against Kleptocracy
 
August 9, 2006
Personnel Announcement
Interview of the Vice President by Wire Service Reporters
 
President George W. Bush is joined by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice as he delivers a statement Monday, Aug. 7, 2006, on the Middle East crisis during a news conference in Crawford, Texas.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 7, 2006
President Bush and Secretary of State Rice Discuss the Middle East Crisis
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Peace in the Middle East
 
President George W. Bush and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley participate in a teleconference with Prime Minister Tony Blair of the United Kingdom, Sunday morning, Aug. 6, 2006 at the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas. White House photo by Eric Draper August 6, 2006
Press Briefing by National Security Advisor Steve Hadley
Press Briefing by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice
 
President George W. Bush meets with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley at the Bush Ranch to discuss the Middle East, Saturday, Aug. 5, 2006.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 5, 2006
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
 
August 4, 2006
President Looks Forward to Signing Pension Reform Legislation
Fact Sheet: Job Creation Continues - More Than 5.5 Million Jobs Created Since August 2003
     Fact sheet In Focus: Jobs & Economy
President Signs H.R. 5877 and S. 3741
Presidential Delegation to Attend Inauguration of His Excellency Alvaro Uribe Velez, President of the Republic of Colombia
Presidential Delegation to Tokyo, Japan to Attend Funeral for Mr. Ryutaro Hashimoto, Former Prime Minister
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Alaska
 
President George W. Bush delivers his remarks on immigration reform from a stage along the Rio Grande River on the U.S.-Mexico border Thursday, Aug. 3, 2006, at the Anzalduas County Park and Dam in Mission, Texas.  White House photo by Eric Draper August 3, 2006
President Bush Discusses Comprehensive Immigration Reform in Texas
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Operation Jump Start: Acting Now to Secure the Border
     Fact sheet In Focus: Immigration
President Signs H.R. 4019, S. 310, and S. 1496
President Urges Cuban People to Work for Democratic Change
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
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Personnel Announcement
 
Accompanied by seven White House Press Secretaries, President George W. Bush jokes with reporters Wednesday, August 2, 2006, during the last day of operation of the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room before it undergoes a renovation. On stage with the President are, from left: Joe Lockhart, Dee Dee Myers, Marlin Fitzwater, Tony Snow, Ron Nessen, James Brady and his wife Sarah Brady. White House photo by Shealah Craighead August 2, 2006
President Visits White House Press Briefing Room Prior to Renovation
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President Bush Tours Lake County Emergency Management Agency After Recent Flooding in Ohio
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     Fact sheet Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Ohio
President Designates United States Postal Service Facilities
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Nominations Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush awards the Purple Heart to U.S. Marine Corps Cpl. Edgardo Velazquez of Bronx, N.Y., at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, Md., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2006. Also pictured are his wife, Loureann, left, and nurse, Roselin Imarti. White House photo by Eric Draper August 1, 2006
President Thanks Naval Medical Staff After His Annual Physical
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President Renews Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003
President Signs H.J.Res. 86, Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003
President Designates United States Postal Service Facilities
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Ohio
     Fact sheet President Bush Tours Lake County Emergency Management Agency After Recent Flooding in Ohio
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement