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News Archive - December, 2007
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News Archive - December 2007

News releases for December 2007

December 31, 2007
Statement by the President
Presidential Message for New Year's Day, 2008
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
Statement by the President
President Bush Signs S. 2488 into Law
 
December 29, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Signs H.R. 4839 and S. 2499
 
December 28, 2007
President Bush to Welcome President Gul of Turkey to the White House
Memorandum of Disapproval
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Scott Stanzel
Fact Sheet: National Defense Authorization Act Section 1083: A Danger to Iraq's Progress
     Fact sheet In Focus: Iraq
Setting the Record Straight: Defense Authorization Bill Veto Necessary to Secure Gains in Iraq
Press Briefing by Conference Call by Senior Administration Officials on the National Defense Authorization Act for 2008
     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: National Defense Authorization Act Section 1083: A Danger to Iraq's Progress
 
President George W. Bush speaks to the nation from the Bush Ranch in Crawford, Texas, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2007, in response to the assassination of Benazir Bhutto, former Prime Minister of Pakistan. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 27, 2007
President and Mrs. Bush Extend Condolences Regarding Assassination of Benazir Bhutto, Condemn Violence
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Press Gaggle by Scott Stanzel
Memorandum for the Secretary of Transportation
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
Proclamation To Adjust the Rules of Origin Under the United States-Chile Free Trade Agreement and the United States-Singapore Free Trade Agreement
 
President George W. Bush signs into law H.R. 2764, the Consolidated Appropriations Act 2008, also known at the omnibus, making appropriations for the Department of State, foreign operations, and related programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, after boarding Air Force One Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2007. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 26, 2007
President Bush Signs H.R. 2764 into Law
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Scott Stanzel
 
President George W. Bush makes Christmas Eve telephone calls to members of the Armed Forces at Camp David, Monday, Dec. 24, 2007. White House photo by Eric Draper December 24, 2007
President Bush Makes Christmas Eve Telephone Calls To Members of The Armed Forces
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
 
December 22, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Holiday in the National Parks
 
December 21, 2007
Presidential Message: Christmas 2007
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
Presidential Message to the Men and Women of the United States Armed Forces
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
Presidential Message: Kwanzaa 2007
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
To Implement An Amendment to the Dominican Republic-Central America-United States Free Trade Agreement
Statement by the Press Secretary on Bill Signings
Statement by Deputy Press Secretary Tony Fratto on Elections in Thailand
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush smiles as he stands with Secretary of Veteran Affairs Lt. Gen. James Peake (Ret.), his wife, Janice, and daughter, Kimberly, after the former Army Surgeon General was sworn in during the ceremonial event Thursday, Dec. 20, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 20, 2007
President Bush Attends Swearing In of Secretary of Veterans Affairs
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Lt. Gen. James B. Peake (Ret.), M.D.: "A Worthy and Strong Leader" for Our Nation's Veterans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
Press Conference by the President
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Year in Review: 2007
President Bush Signs H.R. 3648, The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
Fact Sheet: Lt. Gen. James B. Peake (Ret.), M.D.: "A Worthy and Strong Leader" for Our Nation's Veterans
     Fact sheet President Bush Attends Swearing In of Secretary of Veterans Affairs
President Bush Visits Walter Reed Army Medical Center
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Fact Sheet: Year in Review: 2007
     Fact sheet Press Conference by the President
Fact Sheet: The Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
     Fact sheet President Bush Signs H.R. 3648, the Mortgage Forgiveness Debt Relief Act of 2007
 
President George W. Bush signs into law H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007, Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2007, at the U.S. Department of Energy in Washington, D.C. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian December 19, 2007
President Bush Signs H.R. 6, the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
President Bush Signs H.R. 4118, the Prevent Taxation of Payments to Virginia Tech Victims and Families Act
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President Bush Visits National Naval Medical Center
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Statement by the Press Secretary
Fact Sheet: Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: Environment
     Fact sheet In Focus: Energy
National Mentoring Month, 2008
Presidential Message: Eid al-Adha
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Statement by the Press Secretary On Passage of AMT Legislation
Statement by the Press Secretary On Passage of SCHIP Legislation
 
President George W. Bush pauses with residents of the Little Sisters of the Poor Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2007, in Washington, D.C. The Congregation of the Little Sisters of the Poor was founded in France in 1839, and today, Little Sisters care for the aged poor in 31 countries around the world. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 18, 2007
President Bush Visits Little Sisters of the Poor and Discusses Volunteerism
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     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
President Bush to Travel to Middle East to Follow Up on Progress Made at Annapolis
     Fact sheet In Focus: Peace in the Middle East
President Bush Approves Significant Reduction in Nuclear Weapons Stockpile
President Bush Signs H.R. 3315 into Law
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Personnel Announcement
Fact Sheet: Energy Bill Responds to President's "Twenty in Ten" Vision
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks on the economy during a visit Monday, Dec. 17, 2007, to Fredericksburg, Va., where he spoke to an audience of business and community leaders from the Rotary Club of Stafford, the Fredericksburg Rotary Club, the Rappahannock Rotary Club, and the Fredericksburg Regional Chamber of Commerce. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 17, 2007
President Bush Discusses Economy in Fredericksburg, Virginia
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Fact Sheet: FISA Legislation Necessary to Keep Our Nation Safe
 
December 15, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Defense
Statement by the Press Secretary on the Decision of the Conference of the Parties in Bali on Climate Change
Setting the Record Straight: President Bush Holds the Line on Irresponsible Spending
President and Mrs. Bush Saddened by the Death of Julia Carson
 
President George W. Bush shakes the hand of Peru's President Alan Garcia after signing H.R. 3688, the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act, Friday, Dec. 14, 2007, in the Dwight D. Eisenhower Executive Office Building. In signing the agreement, the President said, "Peru and the United States are strong partners and today we're making that partnership even stronger."  White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian December 14, 2007
President Bush and President Garcia of Peru Sign H.R. 3688
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
President Bush Meets with Cabinet
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President Bush Signs H.J.Res. 69 and H.R. 4252 Into Law
President Bush Applauds Formation of National Council of the Damascus Declaration
President Bush Thanks Candi Wolff, Announces Dan Meyer as New Assistant to the President for Legislative Affairs
President Bush Thanks Bill McGurn, Announces Marc Thiessen as New Assistant to the President for Speechwriting
Fact Sheet: United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act
Statement by the Press Secretary
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Text of a Letter from the President to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
Statement by the Press Secretary on 2007 Farm Bill
President Bush Pleased By Confirmation of Dr. James Peake as Secretary of Veterans Affairs
 
President George W. Bush shakes hands with President Umaru Yar'Adua of Nigeria, as he welcomes him to the Oval Office Thursday, Dec. 13, 2007, at the White House. Said President Bush, "Mr. President, I am impressed by your commitment to reform, your adherence to the concept of rule of law, and your belief in transparency. And I congratulate you for being a strong leader." White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian December 13, 2007
President Bush Meets with President Yar’Adua of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
President Bush Condemns Assassination of Lebanese Brigadier General Francois al-Hajj
Statement by the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President Bush and U.S. Attorney General Michael Mukasey pose for photos with recipients of the Public Safety Officer Medal of Valor Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, in the Oval Office. From left are: Officer Kevin Howland of Sacramento; Officer Todd Myers of West Hartford, Conn.; Attorney General Mukasey; President Bush, Sgt. Kirk Van Orsdel of Hemet, Calif., and David Loving, a firefighter from Richmond, Va. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 12, 2007
President Bush Meets with Public Safety Officer Medal of Honor Recipients
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President Bush Signs "Improving Head Start for School Readiness Act of 2007" Into Law
     Fact sheet In Focus: Education
President Bush Signs H.R. 1429 Into Law
Statement by the Press Secretary
Wright Brothers Day, 2007
Just the Facts: Pending Nominations Delayed by Partisan Politics
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Missouri
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Kansas
Memorandum for the Secretary of State
Personnel Announcement
Message to the House of Representatives
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the findings of the Monitoring the Future Study on teen drug use Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2007, in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. Said the President, ".Today we celebrate progress against substance abuse. There's still a lot more work to be done."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 11, 2007
President Bush Discusses Monitoring the Future Study on Teen Drug Use
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Significant, Long-Term Reductions in Youth Drug Use
President Bush Meets with President Giorgio Napolitano of Italy
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President Bush to Welcome President Alan Garcia of Peru
Fact Sheet: Significant, Long-Term Reductions in Youth Drug Use
     Fact sheet President Bush Discusses Monitoring the Future Study on Teen Drug Use
Press Briefing by John Walters, Director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, and Nora Volkow, Director of National Institute on Drug Abuse on the "Monitoring the Future" Report
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Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oklahoma
Personnel Announcement
Nominations and Withdrawals Sent to the Senate
President's Statement on UN Special Rapporteur's Findings on Burma
 
President George W. Bush delivers remarks during the Menorah lighting Monday, Dec. 10, 2007, in the Grand Foyer of the White House. Said the President, "Laura and I wish people of Jewish faith around the world a happy Hanukkah. May God bless you all." White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 10, 2007
President Bush Meets with Jewish Leaders
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President Bush Hosts Hanukkah Reception
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     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
 
December 8, 2007
Statement by White House Office of Management and Budget Director Jim Nussle
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Oregon
Statement on Federal Disaster Assistance for Washington State
 
President George W. Bush shares a moment with Ian Paisley, left, First Minister of Northern Ireland, and Martin McGuinness, Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland, during their visit Friday, Dec. 7, 2007, to the Oval Office. White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 7, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Helping American Families Keep Their Homes
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
Fact Sheet: November 2007 Marks Record 51st Consecutive Month of Job Growth
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
President Bush Meets with First Minister of Northern Ireland Ian Paisley and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland Martin McGuinness
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     Fact sheet In Focus: Global Diplomacy
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush is flanked by Secretary Alphonso Jackson, left, of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and Secretary Hank Paulson of the Department of the Treasury, as he delivers a statement Thursday, Dec. 6, 2007, at the White House, on the Administration's efforts on housing. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian December 6, 2007
President Bush Discusses Housing
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Helping American Families Keep Their Homes
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
President Bush Attends Lighting of the National Christmas Tree Ceremony
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     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
President Bush to Welcome Umaru Yar'Adua, President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria
President Bush Signs H.R. 50 and H.R. 465 Into Law
Executive Order: Closing of Executive Departments and Agencies of the Federal Government on Monday, December 24, 2007
Fact Sheet: Helping American Families Keep Their Homes
     Fact sheet In Focus: Homeownership
Fact Sheet: Democratic Congress' Anti-Growth Agenda Threatens the Economy
     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget Management
     Fact sheet In Focus: Economy
Human Rights Day, Bill of Rights Day, and Human Rights Week, 2007
Statement by the Press Secretary on Energy Security
Nominations and Withdrawal Sent to the Senate
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement by the Press Secretary
 
President George W. Bush participates in a meeting on health care Wednesday, Dec. 5, 2007, during a visit to the OneWorld Community Health Centers, Inc. in Omaha. Said the President afterwards, "This center serves -- 85 percent of its people don't speak English as a first language. By far, the vast majority are low-income. And yet they're receiving first-class quality care. So I thank the docs and the nurses and the social workers, and all the people who are making this facility such a good one."  White House photo by Chris Greenberg December 5, 2007
President Bush Participates in Meeting on Health Care in Omaha, Nebraska
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     Fact sheet Fact Sheet: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Uninsured and Underserved Americans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
President Bush Visits Omaha, Nebraska
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Fact Sheet: Meeting the Health Care Needs of Uninsured and Underserved Americans
     Fact sheet In Focus: Health Care
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Statement by the Press Secretary on Omaha Tragedy
 
President George W. Bush responds to a question Tuesday, Dec. 4, 2007, during a morning news conference at the White House. White House photo by Joyce N. Boghosian December 4, 2007
Press Conference by the President
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     Fact sheet In Focus: National Security
     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget
     Fact sheet In Focus: Middle East
President Bush Pleased with Senate Passage of Free Trade Agreement
     Fact sheet In Focus: Trade
Message to the Senate of the United States
National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, 2007
     Fact sheet In Focus: Veterans
Personnel Announcement
Nominations Sent to the Senate
Personnel Announcement
 
President George W. Bush delivers a statement on the budget Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, in the Rose Garden of the White House. White House photo by Eric Draper December 3, 2007
President Bush Discusses Congress's Legislative Priorities for the Remainder of the Year
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President Bush Meets with U.S.-Palestinian Public-Private Partnership
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President and Mrs. Bush Host Children’s Holiday Reception and Performance
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     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
Statement by National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley
Personnel Announcement
Presidential Message: Hanukkah 2007
     Fact sheet Holidays at the White House 2007
 
President George W. Bush and Mrs. Laura Bush stand in the Blue Room of the White House Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007, with the Kennedy Center Honorees for 2007, from left: Leon Fleisher, Martin Scorsese, Diana Ross, Brian Wilson and Steve Martin.  White House photo by Eric Draper December 2, 2007
Guest List for the White House Reception for the Kennedy Center Honors Hosted by the President and Mrs. Bush
 
December 1, 2007
President's Radio Address
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     Fact sheet Just the Facts: 2007 War Funding by the Numbers
     Fact sheet In Focus: Budget Management